On November 15th, Jon Bon Jovi’s daughter, Stephanie Rose Bongiovi and Ian S. Grant were released from misdemeanor drug charges as a result of New York’s “Good Samaritan” law. The law grants immunity from drug prosecution in cases when someone has called for help under fear that
another person is experiencing an overdose or other medical emergency. Bongiovi, 19 and Grant, 21 were arrested earlier last week when police found heroin, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia in Bongiovi’s dorm room at Hamilton University where both young adults are students.
The law was created as a 2011 amendment to the New York penal code to exempt people for breaking drug possession laws when they are seeking medical assistance for someone whose life is in danger. Grant had called for help for Bon Jovi’s daughter in the fear she had suffered an overdose. As a result, the charges against both students are dropped, and the two are immune from prosecution in the matter.
Source courtesy of People.