The law dictates that someone experiencing a drug overdose cannot be prosecuted, and neither can the people who help them get medical attention. Because of that, neither Bongiovi, 19, nor fellow Hamilton College student Ian S. Grant, 21, will be charged for the misdemeanor counts they had leveled against them. The Oneida County District Attorney’s Office tells TMZ that all charges have been dropped against both Bongiovi and Grant.
Originally, both Hamilton College students were charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and criminally using drug paraphernalia. Grant was also charged with drug possession. The Town of Kirkland Police Department said that emergency medical personnel found Bongiovi alive but unconscious following an alleged heroin overdose on Nov. 14. At the time of the arrest, a small quantity of heroin was discovered in the dorm room Bongiovi was found in.
Hamilton College released a statement following the incident, saying, “In addition to violating state law, the actions alleged to have been committed by the students violate Hamilton College policy. The college is cooperating with the police investigation. Our first concern is always for the safety of our students. Out of respect for the privacy of our students and in accordance with federal regulations we do not discuss individual health or disciplinary matters.”