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Radio personality Jeff Dubay charged with meth possession after Cottage Grove traffic stop

Jeffery Dubay. (Photo courtesy of Washington County Sheriff's Office)

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.

Scott Wente

Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011.

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