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Five People Arrested in Connection With Death of Thousand Oaks HS Football Player

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Five people have been arrested in connection with the death last month of Thousand Oaks High School football player Griffen Kramer, reports the Ventura County Star.

Kramer was found dead at the Agoura Hills house of 19-year-old David Nernberg, with whom he had once played football at Agoura Hills High School. Officials initially suspected that alcohol had been involved in Kramer's death, but drugs soon became a suspected factor as well. During searches of six homes of people believed to be involved in Kramer's death, authorities seized heroin, cocaine and marijuana.

It's unclear what lead police to search the houses in the first place, or what connection those people may have had to Kramer's passing.

Nernerg was arrested on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter. The names and charges against the other four individuals taken into custody have not been released.

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Kramer, who is the son of former NFL quarterback Erik Kramer, was known to have struggled with drugs in the past. The Star notes that after finishing his freshman year at Agoura Hills High, he left as a sophomore to spend time in rehab for substance abuse. He then enrolled in Thousand Oaks High School.

2,000 people attended his funeral.