Doctor charged in 3 Doors Down guitarist's death

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.

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