Doctor arrested in overdose death of Matthew Roberts

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Nov. 22, 2016 – West Bend, WI – On Saturday, August 20, 2016 the West Bend Police Department investigated the death of Matthew Roberts, 38, at the Hampton Inn, 1975 S. 18th Avenue. 

Matthew Roberts was visiting from Spanish Fort, Alabama. He was a former member of the band Three Doors Down. He was in West Bend to play with a local band at a charity function.

The cause of death was determined to be a prescription drug related overdose. Through investigation we learned the source of the drugs was from Alabama.

West Bend Police worked in cooperation with authorities from the Mobile Alabama Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of Alabama.

Through investigation we learned the prescription drugs that caused Mr. Robert’s death had been obtained from a physician in Fairhope, Alabama.

On Wednesday, Nov. 16 2016, Dr. Richard Snellgrove, of Fairhope Alabama was indicted for Illegal Drug Distribution in relation to the death of Mr. Roberts. The US Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Alabama put out the below press release on Nov. 22, 2016.

The West Bend Police Department would like to thank the DEA agents and the U. S. Attorney’s Office in Alabama for their outstanding work on this investigation.


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