Feb 21, 2014 2:43 PM by Associated Press

Arizona CPS worker accused of trying to buy heroin

PHOENIX (AP) - A state Child Protective Services worker is accused of trying to buy heroin from undercover Phoenix police detectives.

Police say 35-year-old Leyla Sadikovic was arrested Thursday evening after she allegedly bought imitation heroin for $200 after arriving at a location in a state vehicle.

According to police, Sadikovic solicited drugs from a person involved in one of her CPS cases and later told detectives she was investigating her clients.

Police Sgt. Trent Crump says CPS' internal affairs division cooperated with police in their investigation.

A brief court appearance Friday resulted in Sadikovic being released without bond after she was jailed on one count of attempted possession of a narcotic drug.

Defense attorney Michael Ziton said Sadikovic had no criminal records and he called the arrest "an isolated situation."


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