Prosecutors on Thursday dropped drug charges against Stephanie Bongiovi, rocker Jon Bon Jovi’s 19-year-old daughter. Bongiovi was found unresponsive on Wednesday after reportedly overdosing on heroin at Hamilton College, and she and a fellow student were subsequently charged with possession of a small amount of heroin and marijuana. But under the Good Samaritan 911 law, which was signed in 2011, someone suffering a drug overdose or trying to help an overdose victim cannot be prosecuted for possessing small amounts of heroin or pot. The Good Samaritan law was created to reduce deaths from overdoses by encouraging people to call authorities without fear of being arrested for possession.
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