Court: Former KFAN host Jeff Dubay us...

Court: Former KFAN host Jeff Dubay used cocaine, again, and violate...

There are 78 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Jun 15, 2010, titled Court: Former KFAN host Jeff Dubay used cocaine, again, and violate.... In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

It could be back to the workhouse for former sports radio talk show host Jeffery Dubay after he violated probation - again.

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Cindy Stainker

Chicago, IL

#1 Jun 15, 2010
That's too bad.
BeerBibleBullets

Houston, TX

#2 Jun 15, 2010
Sad when someone tosses their life away.

Maybe being raped in jail will be an effective 'Scared Straight' program.
You Idiot

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Jun 15, 2010
Dubay, you are a complete idiot. You had a chance to turn it all around, and you chose to keep spiraling downward. CHOICE!!!! You weren't forced by anyone, anything. However, I suppose living in Plymouth is so depressing, I can't really be too hard on you. Maybe moving in closer to where real people live might help.

Nuttin but steers & queers out dare in Plymit, ya know.
Red

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Jun 15, 2010
Wait a minute, he was always running that mouth about what a great person he was and "how dare anyone call him a racist" Daily crap like that.blah blah blah. Always lots of talk but no information. This was a blessing from heaven when he got fired.
Thank you

Carol Stream, IL

#5 Jun 15, 2010
Thank you for giving me a story and a face to show my children what they never want to become. Perfect example of how drugs will absolutely ruin your life if they don't kill you first. He's probably praying not to wake up every morning, we all see it coming so don't be shocked.
Had it all and dumped it all away.
crazy cheeseheads

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Jun 15, 2010
obviously this guy has a serious problem, why do they keep letting him walk over and over?
Maybe locking him up in jail for a year or more will be good for him and force him to get clean.
Giving him home monitoring is the dumbest thing I've ever heard, like that's going to stop him when this has been his track record.
Krazi

Saint Paul, MN

#7 Jun 15, 2010
Exactly how much is all this nonsense costing us? Prosecuters, Judges, Lab work, Probation, Incarceration Cost..........

Jeez, leave the guy alone already. So what if he wants to be a crackhead. Not like we have a shortage of those..........
Bil Keane

United States

#8 Jun 15, 2010
Puffy!
thinkonit

Marshall, MN

#9 Jun 15, 2010
Anything for publicity I guess. No pity here!
please clarify

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Jun 15, 2010
Thank you wrote:
Thank you for giving me a story and a face to show my children what they never want to become. Perfect example of how drugs will absolutely ruin your life if they don't kill you first. He's probably praying not to wake up every morning, we all see it coming so don't be shocked.
Had it all and dumped it all away.
Did the drugs ruin his life, or the LAW?
Please excuse my skepticism, but what sane society does 0.016 ounces of cocaine result in all of this bureaucratic nonsense and numerous public positions just to ensure that someone lives their life to another's standards? It's pitiful that people would hope for someone to get raped in jail over 0.016 ounces of ANYTHING. You can dislike the criminal underworld that associates the drug trade,-fine, no arguments here. But without stepping back, considering for a moment how the policy of prohibition CREATES that very marketplace, why is anyone so quick to say drugs ruin lives? Seems like his life was fine, he was paying taxes, employed, etc. Only problem- he got "caught."
Now, we instead have a "ward of the state" that we're all gonna pay to jail, pay the probation officers, pay the treatment people, pay the courts, etc. Fine if you think drugs will kill people off- that's their choice. But it's not our choice to continue this insane war on the American people over their own personal choices. He obviously does not WANT to quit, which is the only way you will stop ANY substance. The comment that he was not "forced" into treatment could not be any more erroneous and this story is an example as to why court-ordered treatment rarely works to do anything but provide a mechanism for employment of ever-more public sector employees. Lose-lose scenario.
Drunkoncouch

Minneapolis, MN

#11 Jun 15, 2010
Put him in a room with a Kilo. of cocaine, problem solved.
America the Great

Fargo, ND

#12 Jun 15, 2010
crazy cheeseheads wrote:
obviously this guy has a serious problem, why do they keep letting him walk over and over?
Maybe locking him up in jail for a year or more will be good for him and force him to get clean.
Giving him home monitoring is the dumbest thing I've ever heard, like that's going to stop him when this has been his track record.
Well, you're half right, Dubay does have a serious problem. When he was first arrested, I warned unsympathetic Topix posters that Dubay's drug addiction was very serious and that we ought not kick a man down when he is at his worst. Any addiction to anything, drugs, alcohol, sex, prescription drugs, etc., requires the abuser to hit rock bottom before they are ready to get help. For some addicts, rock bottom never comes, and the more arrests abusers get, the more depressed they get, and the more prone they are to using drugs. It's extremely difficult to admit to yourself or anyone that you're a crackhead. Chronic users generally don't care because all they can think about is getting high. And there is usually a reason why abusers started and continued.

The better, fairer, question to ask is how is a jobless Dubay still able to afford more cocaine? More to the point, adult male cocaine users frequently are gunned down by some one they deal or use with. Dubay's situation is no joking manner. Sure, he may have been a jerk, obnoxious, or phony. But Dubay could have been easily under the influence of drugs then (in fact, with cocaine and heroin, abusers generally use for 6 months or more before any one starts to notice). We don't know the circumstances. What we do know is Dubay is in a world of hurt right now, and its going to be a long, long, hard road back to recovery.
America the Great

Fargo, ND

#13 Jun 15, 2010
please clarify wrote:
<quoted text>
Did the drugs ruin his life, or the LAW?
Please excuse my skepticism, but what sane society does 0.016 ounces of cocaine result in all of this bureaucratic nonsense and numerous public positions just to ensure that someone lives their life to another's standards? It's pitiful that people would hope for someone to get raped in jail over 0.016 ounces of ANYTHING. You can dislike the criminal underworld that associates the drug trade,-fine, no arguments here. But without stepping back, considering for a moment how the policy of prohibition CREATES that very marketplace, why is anyone so quick to say drugs ruin lives? Seems like his life was fine, he was paying taxes, employed, etc. Only problem- he got "caught."
Now, we instead have a "ward of the state" that we're all gonna pay to jail, pay the probation officers, pay the treatment people, pay the courts, etc. Fine if you think drugs will kill people off- that's their choice. But it's not our choice to continue this insane war on the American people over their own personal choices. He obviously does not WANT to quit, which is the only way you will stop ANY substance. The comment that he was not "forced" into treatment could not be any more erroneous and this story is an example as to why court-ordered treatment rarely works to do anything but provide a mechanism for employment of ever-more public sector employees. Lose-lose scenario.
No, it is you who doesn't understand. Dubay was pulled over because he was driving erratically. That's what being under the influence does. Dubay posed a threat to some one's life on the road. Moreover, Dubay clearly uses more than .016 ounces of cocaine. If that were all Dubay did, he'd be able to stop his addiction. Dubay can't do that. And no, we don't want public easy access to drugs like cocaine because high workers kill productive prosperous businesses and in danger the lives of people. Some cocaine users are very passive. Others get very violent, especially when they need another hit. Your post, like so many others that have responded to Dubay's only has one immediate value - it shows us all how much we have to learn about everything.
please clarify

Minneapolis, MN

#14 Jun 15, 2010
Drunkoncouch wrote:
Put him in a room with a Kilo. of cocaine, problem solved.
Certainly less expensive. At least he'd have a choice in the matter as well. Provided it was not purchased on the black market, there wouldn't be criminals benefiting from it either (black market, or government-approved benefactors.) Many perfectly sane nations are doing just this with the most volatile drugs. When they're ready to give it up, they go to treatment. Its a health issue this way, and the bloated criminal justice system is cut out to the benefit of financial bottom lines everywhere. Is it more humane? Depends on your viewpoint. But if one thinks that drug users are the "scourge" of the Earth, its baffling one would call for ever-more incarceration, forced treatment, etc. on the taxpayer dime. You'd think people would be cheering this idea. As long as they aren't out on the roads, it wouldn't affect anyone but the user, and their family. The family could then decide to intervene or not. NOT the bloated courts system.
THE TRUTH HURTS

Minneapolis, MN

#15 Jun 15, 2010
Sounds like Jeff is having problems moving down the learning curve.
Chev Chelios

Jacksonville, IL

#16 Jun 15, 2010
please clarify wrote:
<quoted text>
Did the drugs ruin his life, or the LAW?
Please excuse my skepticism, but what sane society does 0.016 ounces of cocaine result in all of this bureaucratic nonsense and numerous public positions just to ensure that someone lives their life to another's standards? It's pitiful that people would hope for someone to get raped in jail over 0.016 ounces of ANYTHING. You can dislike the criminal underworld that associates the drug trade,-fine, no arguments here. But without stepping back, considering for a moment how the policy of prohibition CREATES that very marketplace, why is anyone so quick to say drugs ruin lives? Seems like his life was fine, he was paying taxes, employed, etc. Only problem- he got "caught."
Now, we instead have a "ward of the state" that we're all gonna pay to jail, pay the probation officers, pay the treatment people, pay the courts, etc. Fine if you think drugs will kill people off- that's their choice. But it's not our choice to continue this insane war on the American people over their own personal choices. He obviously does not WANT to quit, which is the only way you will stop ANY substance. The comment that he was not "forced" into treatment could not be any more erroneous and this story is an example as to why court-ordered treatment rarely works to do anything but provide a mechanism for employment of ever-more public sector employees. Lose-lose scenario.
What is ruining our once great society is exactly your attitude. its someone elses fault. No sir it is not. It is the users fault 100%. The amount found is irrelevent..after his first encounter with the LAW as you state, he was given yet another and another chance to straigten himself out. he chose not to. Your arguement is its ok because he wants to? If he had been wasted and run over or killed your wife, your child I suspect your superior attitude would change abruptly. But, I suppose its an inevitable bane of society to always have its share of the "Its someone else's fault" crowd. You live in a distinct and dubious minority.
please clarify

Minneapolis, MN

#20 Jun 15, 2010
Chev Chelios wrote:
<quoted text>What is ruining our once great society is exactly your attitude. its someone elses fault. No sir it is not. It is the users fault 100%. The amount found is irrelevent..after his first encounter with the LAW as you state, he was given yet another and another chance to straigten himself out. he chose not to. Your arguement is its ok because he wants to? If he had been wasted and run over or killed your wife, your child I suspect your superior attitude would change abruptly. But, I suppose its an inevitable bane of society to always have its share of the "Its someone else's fault" crowd. You live in a distinct and dubious minority.
For you to distill my points down to one premise says all we need to know about your preconceptions and willingness to even fathom that other approaches could be used. Our once "Great Society" was great years ago before over a TRILLION dollars, countless lives, and personal freedoms were lost. No one calling for drug law reform is stating there is anything REMOTELY fair, correct, or otherwise regarding intoxicated driving. THAT is an offense that most certainly affects others, and one I most certainly do not condone. I'd be equally offended if someone committed the crime of intoxicated driving while drunk on alcohol or high on drugs. However, we have a REGULATED market for one, and the multi-billions of dollars of government bureaucracy with the other. As long as one did not kill anyone with alcohol, society leaves them alone. What is so different with any other drug? Certainly alcohol is one of the most dangerous substances there is. Why aren't you calling for all bar owners, beer producers, and distilleries to be raped in jail, folks? They are purveyors of misery as well, but less so because its LEGAL.

You jumped right into the standard responses of those who favor prohibition. You've been well trained. Keep drinking that kool-aid.
Concerned

Center City, MN

#21 Jun 15, 2010
Dubay,

While I did not always agree with you when you were on KFAN, I always enjoyed your show with PA. The two of you had great chemistry and your passion for sports was fun to listen too. It's very sad to see you struggle the way you are and I can honestly say there is hope for you. I'm not sure were your heart is or how motivated you are to quite and turn your life around but there is a program out there for you called AA. Proven research has shown that when one fully invests his life to the program and turns his will and life over to his higher power, sobriety and recovery is possible. All it takes is for you to take that first step and admit your powerless and that you can't quite on your own. There are many people out there that are ready to help you and support you. Until you make the choice to take that first step you'll be in my thoughts and prayers.

Sincerely,

Concerned
wow

Minneapolis, MN

#22 Jun 15, 2010
Maybe the Workhouse isn't enough. Next step is Oak Park Heights.
Walter

Rockford, MN

#24 Jun 15, 2010
"Cocaine is a helluva drug": Rick James via Dave Chappelle

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