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Beloved ex-sheriff, 71, once named the best in America jailed for two years after selling meth for sex with younger men

Daily Mail

June 23, 2014

A judge on Thursday sentenced a former Colorado sheriff to 15 months in prison for repeatedly violating his probation in a meth-for-sex case, saying the lawman, who was once regarded as a hero, had exhausted his opportunities to reform.

Patrick Sullivan was sentenced two years after pleading guilty to plying young men with methamphetamine in exchange for sexual favors. The 71-year-old was once named the nation's top sheriff and won praise for his leadership of the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Department in the Denver suburbs.

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'I have a drug problem, and I have had a drug problem for some time,' Sullivan said in court on Thursday, apologizing before Judge William Sylvester issued his sentence. 'I have only myself to blame.'

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