Complaint seeks revocation of ex-sheriff Patrick Sullivan's probation after positive drug tests

Sullivan convicted in April 2012

CENTENNIAL, Colo. - Patrick Sullivan's probation officer has asked a judge to revoke the former sheriff's probation after he tested positive for methamphetamine three times.

Sullivan, who was convicted in a meth-for-sex case, also tested positive for alcohol four times and failed to submit samples for 35 other tests, according to a complaint submitted by his probation officer on April 18, 2014. The officer is asking for Sullivan's probation to be revoked.

In addition to the drug test problems, Sullivan allegedly violated his probation by leaving the state without permission between about Jan. 25 and Feb. 5, 2014.

"On February 6, 2014, the defendant acknowledged he made a bad choice in traveling out of state without permission from probation," the officer wrote.

In April 2012, Sullivan was sentenced to 38 days in jail and placed on two years' probation after pleading guilty to felony possession of methamphetamine and soliciting for prostitution, a misdemeanor.

After failing a drug screen in March 2014, court records available at the time said Sullivan and his probation officer agreed to extend his probationary period into July so he may "comply with the conditions of supervision ordered by the court."

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

Sullivan tested positive for methamphetamine on Sept. 13, 2013, Sept. 25, 2013 and March 3, 2014, the newer court document reveals. He did not provide samples for any of the three most recently scheduled tests on March 21, March 28 and April 10 of 2014.

Court records show Sullivan was summoned to appear in court on May 15 at 9 a.m. for a hearing on the probation officer's complaint for revocation of probation.

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