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Preliminary Hearing For Pat Sullivan Postponed

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) – A hearing where prosecutors were to present evidence supporting charges against a former sheriff accused of trading methamphetamine for sex has been postponed.

The Colorado Attorney General’s office that was appointed the special prosecutor in the Patrick Sullivan case earlier this month requested at least 30 additional days to review the case. A judge granted the request Monday.

Sullivan is scheduled in court Tuesday for a rescheduling hearing.

Sullivan faces charges of possession of methamphetamine, distribution of methamphetamine, attempting to influence a public servant and solicitation of a prostitute.

Prosecutors in the county where Sullivan was sheriff from 1984 until 2002 asked to withdraw from the case.

From his November arrest until he was released on bond on Dec. 6, he was being held in a jail named for him.

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