According to the Sun Herald, an Alabama physician is set to go on trial today on charges that he improperly prescribed fentanyl and other drugs to 3 DOORS DOWN guitarist Matt Roberts, who died of a drug overdose in August 2016. Dr. Richard Snellgrove faces a 13-count federal indictment in Mobile alleging unlawful distribution of controlled substances and health care fraud.
Snellgrove allegedly prescribed five different drugs — including methadone, hydrocodone, Xanax and fentanyl — with different names, all intended for Roberts.
Roberts was found dead at a hotel in West Bend, Wisconsin, where he was scheduled to perform at a charity event for veterans.
West Bend police say the cause of death was determined to be a prescription drug-related overdose.