Ex-Colorado sheriff Patrick Sullivan fails urine test while on probation in meth-for-sex scandal

Probation had been scheduled to end next week

A former sheriff who was convicted in a meth-for-sex case has failed a screening test as part of his probation supervision. It was at least his second probation violation.

Former Arapahoe County Sheriff Patrick Sullivan "provided a positive urine screen," according to court records in his case.

Sullivan, 71, in April 2012 was sentenced to 30 days in jail and placed on two years' probation after pleading guilty to felony possession of methamphetamine and soliciting for prostitution, a misdemeanor. His probation had been scheduled to end next week.

After failing the screen, Sullivan and his probation officer agreed to extend his probationary period for three months so he may "comply with the conditions of supervision ordered by the court," according to court documents.

The order, signed March 17 by Sullivan and the probation officer, did not specify what banned substance surfaced in the screening.

Read more about Sullivan's previous probation violation from our partners at The Denver Post: http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_25425212/ex-sheriff-pat-sullivan-fails-substance-screening-probation#ixzz2xB65Y3s6