UPDATE: Ex-Colorado sheriff admits to violating probation

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
Patrick Sullivan admits to violating his probation when convicted in a meth-for-sex case.

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DENVER (AP) -- DENVER (AP) -- A former Arapahoe County sheriff convicted in a meth-for-sex case has pleaded guilty to violating his probation.

Patrick Sullivan pleaded guilty Thursday to leaving the state without permission three times this year. He could face prison time and fines time when he is sentenced next month.

The 71-year-old was sentenced in 2012 to 38 days in the jail once named for him. He was placed on two years' probation after pleading guilty to possession of methamphetamine and soliciting for prostitution.

Authorities say he also violated probation by testing positive for meth use several times between September and May and for alcohol four times between April 2012 and August. The judge ordered further investigation on those charges before Sullivan is sentenced on June 19.

Updated at 11:21 AM
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A judge is expected to decide whether to revoke probation for a former Arapahoe County sheriff convicted in a meth-for-sex case after authorities said he tested positive for drugs and alcohol.

Patrick Sullivan, 71, is due in court Thursday to answer to charges that he violated probation by failing multiple drug tests.

Sullivan was sentenced in 2012 to 38 days in jail and placed on two years' probation after pleading guilty to possession of methamphetamine and soliciting for prostitution. Court documents say he tested positive for meth three times between September and March and for alcohol four times between April 2012 and August.

The documents also say he left the state without permission three times this year.

A judge in March extended Sullivan's probation after he failed a urine test.


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