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  • 15 November 2012, 16:03

Bon Jovi's Daughter 'Overdoses On Heroin'

The daughter of US rock star Jon Bon Jovi has been charged with drug possession after apparently overdosing on heroin at her college.

Stephanie Bongiovi, 19, was taken to hospital after being found unconscious by an ambulance crew in a dormitory room at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York.

Bongiovi, from Red Bank, New Jersey, is now recovering at the unnamed facility, said police investigator Peter Cania.

Emergency services were alerted after a report that a female had overdosed in Dunham Hall, the school's largest dorm.

Officers sent to the dorm initially found a small amount of heroin and arrested Ian Grant, 21, also of Red Bank and a Hamilton student.

Investigators obtained a search warrant for the dorm and found heroin, marijuana and drug paraphernalia, leading to Bongiovi's arrest.

Mr Cania would not say whether the search involved her room.

Bongiovi is facing charges of possession of a controlled substance (heroin), marijuana possession and criminal use of drug paraphernalia.

Police said Grant, who was in the same room as Bongiovi, was also charged with possessing a controlled substance (heroin).

Both were ordered to appear in court at a later date.

Representatives of 50-year-old Bon Jovi declined to comment.

Hamilton College also declined to comment on the arrests but said it was cooperating with the police investigation.

Bon Jovi, who also has three sons, is scheduled to perform at a concert to benefit Hamilton's scholarships and arts programmes in Times Square, New York, on December 5.