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Judge Dismisses Felony Charge Against Aaron Boogaard

From Abby Simons at the Star Tribune:

A Hennepin County judge Thursday morning dismissed the most serious charge against the brother of former Minnesota Wild hockey player Derek Boogaard, who died of a drug overdose in May.

In a written order, Judge William Howard threw out a charge of felony third-degree sale of a controlled substance against 25-year-old Aaron Boogaard. A gross misdemeanor charge of interfering with a death scene still stands.

Aaron Boogaard’s attorney, John Lundquist, said his client is relieved and looks forward to moving on with his life. He couldn’t say whether he expects a different charge to be filed. “We obviously hope they leave well enough alone,” Lundquist said after the hearing.

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Morning Line

“A couple months ago I thought I’d probably never play again.  Me and my family couldn’t be more ecstatic. It’s almost a starting point for us. After all this court stuff, I don’t think any of us have had an opportunity to grieve the loss of Derek yet.”

-Aaron Boogaard, who should be joining the Houston Aeros, the AHL affiliate of the Wild.  More from Michael Russo of the Star Tribune.

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Aaron Boogaard Arrested

from Matt McKinney of the Star Tribune,

The investigation into the overdose-related death of Minnesota Wild Hockey player Derek Boogaard has led to the arrest of his 24-year-old brother Wednesday in Minneapolis on suspicion of prescription fraud/possession of prescription pills, police said.

Aaron Boogaard, a Canadian national from Regina, Saskatchewan, is being held at the Hennepin County jail on the drug arrest and on a federal immigration hold, according to the jail’s website. The Minneapolis police record listing Aaron Boogaard’s arrest says that the date and time of his alleged crime is May 13, the day that family members found Derek Boogaard, 28, dead in his Warehouse District apartment.

The arrest resulted from the investigation into Derek Boogaard’s death, said Minneapolis police Capt. Amelia Huffman. The details of the allegation have not yet been made public. The Hennepin County Attorney’s office has until noon Friday to charge him with a crime.

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