KFAN Radio personality Jeff Dubay was charged Wednesday with felony drug possession, accused of tossing crack cocaine and a pipe from his vehicle in Maplewood last week.
According to the charges:
Dubay, 40, of Plymouth, admitted to police that he was in Maplewood to pay a $200 drug debt on the afternoon of Oct. 15, and that he started using crack last year before seeking treatment.
At first, Dubay denied throwing anything from the vehicle and told police that the incident would "ruin his life."
Then, after being advised of his rights, he told police the rock of crack he threw from the vehicle near English Street and Hwy. 36 wasn't his but belonged to a drug dealer who had borrowed the vehicle. He admitted that a crack pipe was his. Officers recovered the crack in a plastic baggie and the pipe on the ground nearby.
Dubay, who has co-hosted the "PA & Dubay show" with Paul Allen on KFAN (1130 AM) since 1998, has not been on the air since his arrest and is on a leave from the station. Dubay also does work on Gophers men's hockey games for FSN North television but did not appear last weekend. He was off the KFAN airwaves for an extended period this summer while in treatment.
A police officer pulled over Dubay after running his plates because he had a suspended driver's license.
Dubay was charged with fifth-degree drug possession by summons in Ramsey County District Court. His first court appearance is set for Nov. 24.
Dubay's attorney, Mark D. Kelly, said that "without making any comment about the charges themselves," he and his client are "relieved that the formal charges were brought forward" to dispel misinformation on various websites that the drug involved in the arrest was methamphetamine.
PAUL WALSH AND JUDD ZULGAD