Jeff Dubay of KFAN Radio Arrested For Meth Possession
Jeff Dubay is a sports radio talk show host on KFAN Sports Radio AM 1130 in Minneapolis-St. Paul in Minnesota. Nicknamed Puffy, he is on air Monday thru Friday 9:00 a.m. to noon. He also hosts Vikings Fan Line with former Viking Mike Morris as well as a gig on Fox Sports Net covering Minnesota Gopher hockey.
During the summer 2008, Dubay took an unexpected leave of absence for 'personal reasons', as described by co-host Paul Allen. No further details were give and he resumed his duties on August 8, 2008. An educated guess is that Dubay was in a 30 day treatment program.
Turns out Dubay has been stopped twice in September for driving after suspension. During the first stop, he was also cited for not having proper lighting or proof of insurance. Those police stops occurred on September 18 and September 30.
It looks like Dubay has gotten himself into another bit of trouble. Puffy Dubay was stopped by police in Maplewood, Minnesota at 11:00 p.m. on October 15, 2008 for driving with a suspended license - third time. The officer found what appeared to be a bag with a controlled substance, which they observed Dubay to have thrown out the window during the police stop. They also found a crack pipe in Dubay's car.
Dubay told the officer that a drug dealer had borrowed his car and left the crack cocaine and pipe in his car. He has since changed his story. His latest version is that he was paying off a $200 drug debt with the goods. He also reportedly told the officer that this will "ruin his life".
On Monday's show, Paul Allen said: "We wish peace and positivity for our friend and look forward to the day that we can chat again."
UPDATE October 23, 2008: Jeff Dubay has been charged by Maplewood Police with crack cocaine possession based upon the test results of the white powder that was discovered in his car on October 15, 2008. The fifth degree offense is a felony. If convicted he could be sentenced to 5 years in jail, fined $10,000 or both.
The radio personality reports through his lawyer that he is happy to have the truth come out about the cocaine because initial reports said the substance was methamphetamine - as was reported by this site.
Dubay's court hearing is scheduled for November 24th. He is to report to Ramsey County Law Enforcement Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.
UPDATE October 24, 2008: KFAN fired Jeff Dubay on Friday, days after he was officially charged with possession of cocaine by Maplewood police. KFAN's PA and Dubay page has been changed to simply Paul Allen.
Clear Channel Minneapolis president Mike Crusham says Dubay is "no longer with the company". He had been associated with the KFAN station for 10 years before his dismissal.
UPDATE January 26, 2010: On January 12, 2010, Dubay was sentenced to an additional six months in jail for failing to abide by the terms of his probation. According to the court, he failed a number of drug tests.
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