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5 Arrested In Connection With The Death Of HS Football Player

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VENTURA (CBS) — Five people were arrested Thursday in connection with the death of Griffen Kramer, a Thousand Oaks High School football player who police think might have died from a drug overdose Oct. 30.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department searched six locations about 7 a.m. today and arrested three adults and two juveniles, according to the Ventura County Star.

Reporting for KCAL9 and CBS2 Thursday, Rob Schmitt said police believe Kramer died from a heroin overdose.

David Nernberg, 19, of Agoura Hills was arrested on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter and the other four for unspecified misdemeanor allegations, according to a news release.

Schmitt had the front door slammed in his face when he went to the Nernberg residence to ask what happened.

During the investigation, several people were identified as being involved in “narcotics activity” in the hours before Kramer’s death at an Agoura Hills home, authorities said.

While searching locations this morning in Agoura Hills, Oak Park and Westlake Village, authorities also found six children living in “deplorable conditions” and took them into protective custody, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

Kramer, 18, of Agoura Hills was a backup quarterback for Thousand Oaks High and the son of former NFL quarterback Erik Kramer.

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