Pat Sullivan, disgraced sheriff, could get 12-18 months after probation violations for meth

Back in 2011, former Arapahoe County Sheriff Pat Sullivan fell from grace in a startling way after he was accused of trading meth for sex. In 2012, he received a 38-day wrist-slap of a sentence, but he subsequently violated his parole.

Now, he's done it again, in a very big way, and with more than a little help from meth, to which he retains an apparent fondness. After a hearing today, he could be facing twelve-to-eighteen months behind bars.

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