Doctor Charged in Connection with Death of 3 Doors Down Founder

Stephen J. Cohen/Getty ImagesA doctor in Alabama has been charged with illegally prescribing Fentanyl and another drug to 3 Doors Down founding member and former guitarist Matt Roberts, USA Today reports.  Roberts died from a drug overdose in August.

According to USA Today reports that recently unsealed court records show that Dr. Richard Snellgrove of Fairhope, Alabama, was charged in October in a six-count federal indictment. The paper cites a DEA agent as saying a sworn affidavit that evidence seized from Snellgrove's office suggests the doctor illegally prescribed methadone, Fenatnyl and other drugs to Roberts six times dating back to 2011.

An attorney for Snellgrove tells USA Today his client did nothing wrong.  "If medication played a role in Mr. Roberts' death it was because of improper use, not anything that was attributed to anything Dr. Snellgrove did," attorney Dennis Knizley told the paper on Wednesday.

Roberts, who was 38 when he died, parted ways with 3 Doors Down in 2012 to focus on health issues.

The current members of 3 Doors Down released their sixth studio album, Us and the Night, in March of this year.

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