More charges possible against former Colo. sheriff

November 30, 2011 - 10:50 AM

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The sheriff in a heavily populated suburban Denver county says more charges are being considered against former sheriff Patrick Sullivan after he was accused of offering methamphetamine in exchange for sex.

Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson announced Tuesday that the 68-year-old former sheriff faces a distribution charge and was being held on a $250,000 bond. Sullivan was sheriff of Arapahoe County from 1984 until he retired in 2002.

Authorities say they had a tip about the exchange and arrested Sullivan without incident after the former sheriff gave a man the meth.

Arapahoe County's jail is named for the former lawman, the Patrick J. Sullivan Jr. Detention Facility.