Ex-Colorado Sheriff Accused of Trading Drugs for Sex Sits in Jail Named After Him

A well-known former Colorado sheriff accused of trading drugs in exchange for sex is now sitting in a jail named after him.

Former Arapahoe County Sheriff Patrick Sullivan, a one-time national "Sheriff of the Year," is facing felony charges for allegedly using and distributing methamphetamine in exchange for sex, according to authorities.

Sullivan is currently behind bars at a jail bearing his name, the Patrick J. Sullivan, Jr. Detention Facility, according to Fox affiliate KDVR-TV.

On Wednesday, Arapahoe County chief judge William Sylvester doubled the bond for Sullivan. He also ordered Sullivan not to try to contact anyone else who may be involved in the case.

The investigation began on Nov. 17 when several people came forward with claims that Sullivan, 68, was selling the drug in exchange for sex.

According to investigators, Sullivan "arranged to meet an adult male acquaintance and agreed to provide the (man) with methamphetamine in exchange for a sexual encounter," the station reported.

He was taken into custody after allegedly providing methamphetamine to the man.

"The allegations of criminal behavior involving Pat Sullivan are extraordinarily disturbing," current Sheriff Grayson Robinson told the station.

Neighbors reported seeing a SWAT team raid Sullivan's home in Aurora at around 4 p.m. Tuesday.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.