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9 arrested in death of quarterback Griffen Kramer

November 17, 2011 |  5:57 pm

Nine people have been arrested in connection with the death last month of Thousand Oaks High School quarterback Griffen Kramer, authorities said Thursday evening.

Kramer, 18, was found dead at a friend's house in Agoura Hills. He was the son of former NFL quarterback Erik Kramer, who played at Burbank Burroughs High School and Pierce College and started for the Chicago Bears from 1994-96.

A death investigation indicated that Griffin possibly died from a drug overdose, but a final  cause of death is pending a toxicology report, the L.A. County Sheriff's Department said.

"During the on-going investigation, homicide investigators were able to identify several persons involved in narcotics activity who interacted with Griffin in the hours preceding his death," the department said in  a statement.

David Nernberg, 19, of Agoura Hills was arrested Thursday on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter, the department said. Four others, including 2 juveniles, were also apprehended in connection with unspecified felony charges. Two other juveniles and two additional adults were cited for misdemeanor offenses, according to authorities.

The arrests were made after deputies served search warrants at six locations Thursday morning.

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