Radio personality Jeff Dubay charged with meth possession after Cottage Grove traffic stop
Sports radio personality Jeff Dubay was charged with felony fifth-degree methamphetamine possession Thursday after police allegedly found meth and more than 30 syringes during a traffic stop for speeding in Cottage Grove.
Dubay, 47, whose prior crack cocaine possession case led him to lose his job as a KFAN radio co-host, was formally charged Thursday in Washington County District Court.
According to the criminal complaint:
Dubay was stopped by police around 5 p.m. after he was clocked at 50 mph in a 35-mph zone near a school. Dubay was driving after suspension and had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant out of Wright County for no insurance.
During a search as part of his warrant arrest, Dubay was found in possession of two unused hypodermic needles in his pocket and a small baggie that contained a trace amount of methamphetamine.
Police also found 31 used syringes in a computer bag in his car, the complaint says. One of the syringes contained a liquid believed to be a controlled substance.
Dubay was booked into the Washington County jail for the warrant and for felony fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance.
A jail spokeswoman said no court hearing was set for Thursday, but a Friday hearing was expected.
The traffic stop occurred as Dubay was driving westbound on 80th Street at Ideal Avenue, near Park High School. He lives in Cottage Grove.
A longtime co-host on sports radio station KFAN, Dubay was convicted of crack cocaine possession in 2009. He was fired from KFAN after the arrest. He later was hired to co-host a show on 1500 ESPN, but in 2014 was let go in what the station described as a cost-cutting move. He runs a sports-themed podcast called the Jeff Dubay Show.