Baldwin County

Fairhope physician found 'not guilty' in guitarist's fatal overdose

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) - The Fairhope doctor charged in the overdose death of Three Doors Down guitarist Matt Roberts has been found not guilty. 

The defense attorney for Dr. Richard Snellgrove says he was cleared on all charges Monday. 

"Dr. Snellgrove is extremely grateful to the jury for his complete vindication and has always looked forward to this opportunity to prove his innocence," says defense attorneys Dennis Kinzley and Art Powell. 

Dr. Snellgrove faced a 13-count federal indictment in Mobile alleging unlawful distribution of controlled substances and health care fraud.
An indictment alleges he prescribed the drugs that killed Roberts, who was found dead in August 2016 in a hotel hallway near Milwaukee. Roberts was to perform a charity concert there. The indictment states Snellgrove began prescribing drugs to Roberts as early as 2005.

Dr. Snellgrove is still in a civil lawsuit with Robert's family. 


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