Ex-Arapahoe County Sheriff Sullivan due in court Thursday, might go back to jail

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Arapahoe County’s former sheriff will appear in court Thursday to determine whether he violated probation for a third time.

Pat Sullivan, who served a short jail sentence two years ago in a meth-for-sex case, tested positive for using drugs and alcohol.

The first time, a judge sentenced Sullivan to two years probation and 38 days in jail. This time, he has been charged with using meth again, part of an issue that landed him in jail in the first place.

From the start of Sullivan’s probation, court records shoe he has kept up a pattern of repeated offenses against his sentence. He has failed to provide a number of urine tests. The latest violation happened last month.

Court documents reveal he tested positive for meth twice in September and once in March. Sullivan also tested positive for alcohol four times from April 2012 to August 2013. All this after the former sheriff was convicted for trading meth for sex with young men.

Sullivan is scheduled to be in court at 9 a.m. Thursday.