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Brother Of Deceased NHL Player Boogaard Arrested

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The brother of former Minnesota Wild and New York Rangers player Derek Boogaard, who died from a drug overdose in May, has been arrested on suspicion of possessing illegal prescription pills on the same night.

Online records showed Aaron Boogaard was arrested Wednesday on a narcotics charge. He was held without bail in the Hennepin County Jail in Minneapolis. His family said the arrest has “nothing to do with” his brother’s death.

Police records list Boogaard as being arrested on suspicion of prescription fraud and possession of prescription pills. He was not immediately charged.

Medical examiners ruled that Derek Boogaard’s death was from a mix of alcohol and the painkiller oxycodone.

Aaron Boogaard’s attorney, Lindsay Sokolowski, said she had no immediate comment.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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