Family accuses doctor of fueling guitarist’s opioid addiction before he died


Source: CBS News

RALEIGH, NC – JANUARY 30: Singer Brad Arnold (L), guitarist Matt Roberts (C) and 3 Doors Down perform after the first period of the 58th NHL All-Star Game between Team Lidstrom and Team Staal at RBC Center on January 30, 2011 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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ATLANTA – The family of a longtime guitarist for the rock group 3 Doors Down is accusing an Alabama doctor of fueling the musician’s opioid addiction before he died of a drug overdose. Authorities say 38-year-old Matthew Roberts was found dead in August 2016 in a hotel hallway outside Milwaukee, where he was to perform in a charity concert.
    
In a lawsuit filed recently in Alabama, Roberts’ family says Dr. Richard Snellgrove began prescribing high levels of opioids to the musician in 2006 and continued doing


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