November 30, 2011

The real-world irony is ably captured here by HyperVocal. News clip is from CBS4 in Denver. Sullivan hasn't been convicted of anything yet but the arrest itself is quite surreal.

If you needed any real-world evidence as to why you should never put your name on a building while you’re still alive, former Arapahoe County Sheriff Patrick J. Sullivan Jr. has you covered.

The National Sheriff Association’s 2001 “Sheriff of the Year” was arrested on Tuesday, suspected of trafficking methamphetamine, according to CBS Denver. The 68-year-old Sullivan served as Arapahoe County (Colorado) Sheriff for 19 years before retiring from his elected post in 2002.

The investigation leading up to his arrest, CBS Denver notes, began on Nov. 17th when several police informants connected Sullivan to the use and distribution of meth.

“As part of the investigation authorities say Sullivan agreed to meet a male informant and provide the man drugs in exchange for sex,” according to the report. “That’s when Investigators and members of the South Metro Drug Task Force arrested Sullivan.”

Here’s the kicker: Sullivan, who is being held on $250,000 bond, is sitting in the Arapahoe County Jail. His new home is better known by its updated name: The Patrick J. Sullivan Jr. Detention Facility.

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