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No Charges In Bon Jovi Daughter 'Overdose'

Drug possession charges against the daughter of US rock star Jon Bon Jovi have been dropped following her apparent heroin overdose at her college.

Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara made the announcement on Thursday. 

New York state law prevents overdose victims or someone seeking help for an overdose victim from being prosecuted for having a small amount of heroin or any amount of marijuana. 

Stephanie Bongiovi, 19, and another student had been charged with drug possession; Bongiovi had also faced charges of criminal use of drug paraphernalia.

Bongiovi was taken to hospital on Wednesday 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.

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.