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.