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.

Comments (7)
  1. ES says:

    And yet, people still ask why the Cartels do the things they do. They’re only trying to meet demand.

  2. Nick Kay says:

    So, man decides to do heroin, man dies from said heroin, 5 people arrested.

    I fail to see the connection.

  3. Let's do something says:

    They knew he was ODing. He was unconscious and foaming at the mouth. Like most addicts, they did not call for help, but put him to bed to sleep it off. It is unfortunate for all, but IF YOUR FRIEND HAD OD’d, YOU NEED TO CALL 911!

    This happened a few years back to a girl who had O’D’d in AGoura. Her friends dumped her instead of getting help.

    Not okay.

    We need to get a handle on this heroin problem.

  4. John Barnard says:

    Sad, just sad.

  5. Jessica says:

    I just don’t understand the whole fascination with drugs, especially when you read so many stories about things going wrong (especially those bath salts and synthetic marijuana! – that’s another topic).

    I’ve always thought people who do drugs are those who are too weak to face reality and have to escape. Is life that bad that you have to alter your emotions?

    It’s just really sad and unfortunate. I know I have lost a handful of dear friends to drugs. It is like once someone gets to a certain point of addiction, they turn into a completely different person. Their emotions change, they steal and hurt those they love. I truly wish that these drugs didn’t exist.

    My thoughts and prayers go out to this man’s family. Also, if you or anyone you know suffers from addiction, help them seek help, no matter how angry they get.

  6. NumbrOne Male says:

    wow and this is news? how many deaths can be blamed on the most deadliest drug of them all? (alcohol) and it can be purchased at any store in EVERY town!

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