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Former KFAN host is 'happy, healthy, sober' after being jailed for meth

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Former KFAN and 1500 ESPN host Jeff Dubay was sentenced Friday for meth possession.

Having pleaded guilty to the charge of 5th degree drug possession in February, KSTP reports he was sentenced on Friday to 180 days in jail, with credit given for the 53 days he's already served.

He will be put on probation for 10 years, the TV station adds. The 48-year-old will also have to complete a controlled substances treatment program.

He was caught possessing the drug after being pulled over by speeding by Cottage Grove police in April 2015, when he was seen driving 50mph in a 35mph zone.

Officers found two hypodermic needles in his pants pocket and 31 used needles in a bag on the front seat, along with a piece of paper on which there was a small amount of meth.

Dubay made a post on his Facebook page on Saturday – dictated to a friend over the phone – questioned the media's decision to report on his sentencing for an offense that occurred more than a year ago.

In it, he says he has been "happy, healthy, and sober."

https://www.facebook.com/jeff.dubay.56/posts/731260560347507

Dubay was fired from KFAN in 2008 after being arrested for cocaine possession and in 2010 spent 87 days in the Ramsey County workhouse after admitting cocaine use.

He returned to the Twin Cities airwaves with ESPN 1500 but was let go a year later in a cost-cutting move, and in 2014 started his own sports-oriented podcast.

https://twitter.com/jeffdubay/status/440666283562893312

According to the Star Tribune, Dubay – who is also a former batboy with the Minnesota Twins – entered a yearlong rehab program after being fired from KFAN but dropped out.

He also failed to complete another stint of rehab, this time in Substance Abuse Court, the newspaper notes.

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