Former Colorado Sheriff Arrested for Trying to Exchange Gay Sex for Meth

BY Winston Gieseke

November 30 2011 5:00 PM ET

A former Colorado sheriff was arrested Tuesday on charges of attempting to trade crystal meth for gay sex.

The Denver Post  reports that Patrick Sullivan, 68, who served as Arapahoe County sheriff from 1984 until his 2002 retirement, was being unknowingly monitored by drug task force officers when he allegedly delivered the drug to a home in Aurora, Colo., and tried to exchange it for sex.

“This shows that no one is above the law, particularly a current or a former peace officer,” said Grayson Robinson, the current Arapahoe County sheriff.

According to Robinson, investigators had been monitoring Sullivan based on a tip that came in earlier in the month saying the former sheriff was involved in the distribution of the drug.

Ironically, Sullivan — who was named Sheriff of the Year by the National Sheriffs’ Association in 2001 — is being held in a jail that was named for him, the Patrick J. Sullivan Jr. Detention Facility.

Sullivan faces charges involving a controlled substance, including unlawful distribution and manufacturing.

Police say more arrests are expected in the ongoing investigation. 











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