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Associated Press, Published July 21 2011

Brother of deceased Minnesota Wild player Boogaard arrested

MINNEAPOLIS — 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 24-year-old Aaron Boogaard was arrested Wednesday on a narcotics charge. He was held without bail in the Hennepin County Jail in Minneapolis. Online records did not list an attorney for him.

The Star Tribune of Minneapolis reported 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 an accidental mix of alcohol and the painkiller oxycodone.

A woman who answered the phone at Boogaard's parents' home said she had no comment.