Attorney General announces 30-day jail, two-year probation sentence for former Arapahoe County Sheriff

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that an Arapahoe County judge has sentenced Patrick Sullivan (DOB: 2/1/1943) of 30 days in jail and two years on probation. Sullivan’s sentence following his guilty pleas to one class-six felony count of drug possession and one class-three misdemeanor count of solicitation of prostitution.

The Office of the Attorney General took over Sullivan’s prosecution following a January 18, 2012 executive order from Gov. John Hickenlooper. The District Attorney’s Office for the 18th Judicial District of Colorado, which requested the executive order, had handled the case prior to the execution of the order.

The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office and the District Attorney’s Office for the 18th Judicial District of Colorado initiated its case against Sullivan after it received credible information that Sullivan might have been involved in the distribution and use of methamphetamine. According to the District Attorney’s Office, Sullivan provided a male companion with methamphetamine in exchange for sex.

The Office of the Attorney General worked on the case in cooperation with a task force that included representatives from the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office, the Aurora Police Department, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, the Denver Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and the South Metro Drug Task Force. The Attorney General greatly appreciates the professionalism and teamwork of the task force members.

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