Doctor acquitted in 3 Doors Down guitarist's death

An Alabama physician has been acquitted of federal charges that he improperly prescribed fentanyl and other medications to 3 DOORS DOWN guitarist Matt Roberts, who died of a drug overdose in August 2016. Dr. Richard Snellgrove faced a 13-count federal indictment in Mobile alleging unlawful distribution of controlled substances and health care fraud.

A jury returned its verdict on Monday after hearing closing arguments and beginning its deliberations on Friday.

Snellgrove was accused of prescribing five different drugs — including methadone, hydrocodone, loraxepam 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.

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