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Apr 21, 2012 12:25 PM by Matt Stafford

Ex-sheriff out of jail formerly named after him

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say a former sheriff who acknowledged trading methamphetamine for sex has been released from jail.

Officials at the Arapahoe County jail say Patrick Sullivan was released Saturday morning. He was sentenced April 3 to 38 days in jail, with credit for eight days already served, and two years of probation for felony possession of methamphetamine and a misdemeanor count of solicitation for prostitution.

The 69-year-old, who was Arapahoe County sheriff from 1984 until 2002, was arrested after a sting operation last year in which investigators say he offered methamphetamine to a man in exchange for sex. He was held in a jail that was named after him. The jail has since been renamed.

Last month, a man accused of supplying meth to Sullivan was sentenced to three years in prison.

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