Better a crackhead than a meth head?

Jeff Dubay arrest report (PDF), courtesy of the Pioneer Press and reporter Emily Gurnon. The lab says cocaine, the police report says crack.

The current allegations aren’t proven, but the arresting officer says the KFAN host admitted to going into treatment for crack last year. If true, it’s no great shock the dude relapsed.

I’ve never done meth — which original erroneous booking records and media reports tied to Dubay — but I tried crack twice (on one night), immortalized in my buddy David Carr’s book “Night of the Gun.” The first hit was powerful and smooth like a Lamborghini, and the second hit had me peering out the Venetian blinds for cops.

Being the tremulous type, my crack career ended there, but David’s life nearly ended because of those tiny white rocks. An old KFAN friend was telling me yesterday it was strange people seemed relieved Dubay was into “just” coke instead of meth, but crack is chess to cocaine’s checkers, and there are absolutely no breaks in the game Jeff is trapped in.

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Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by Kassie Church on 10/22/2008 - 02:21 pm.

    I’ve read Carr’s book and have met my fair share of crackheads and methheads and I don’t get it. Why the hell does anyone try either of these drugs? They are severely addictive and destructive, everyone knows that. No one is a casual meth user for long. Same with heroin.

    But people do. And our safety net sucks. And there isn’t even close to enough money in rehab research.

  2. Submitted by Robert Moffitt on 10/22/2008 - 02:31 pm.

    A group of MNspeakers will be discussing Carr’s book tonight at Stub & Herb’s in Stadium Village. It’s the first MNreads Meeting — all on books with local (MN) connections.

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