Doctor Arrested In Connection With Death of 3 Doors Down’s Matt Roberts
Police have arrested an Alabama physician, Dr. Richard Snellgrove, for illegal drug distribution in connection with the death of 3 Doors Down founding guitarist Matt Roberts, TMZ reports. In August, Roberts was found dead of an apparent prescription drug overdose at a hotel in Wisconsin, where he was staying with his father ahead of a charity performance.
Snellgrove reportedly prescribed five different controlled substances to multiple names, but prosecutors plan to argue that all of those scripts were intended for Roberts.
“I know he had [a] prescription drug addiction. He suffered greatly from anxiety,” Roberts’s father, Darrell Roberts, told CNN at the time of his son’s death. “I thought he had beaten it all.”
Matt Roberts left 3 Doors Down in 2012, citing health reasons.