Police: CPS worker tried to buy drugs from client

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
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PHOENIX -- A Child Protective Services worker was arrested Thursday after allegedly trying to buy drugs from a client, according to the Phoenix Police Department.

The department's drug enforcement bureau reportedly received a tip Thursday that the caseworker, 35-year-old Leyla Sadikovic, was soliciting a client for narcotics.

Sadikovic allegedly made attempts to obtain drugs throughout the day and, about 6 p.m., drove a government-issued vehicle to a site for the transaction.

Police said she then purchased $200 in imitation heroin from undercover detectives.

The state worker reportedly told investigators she engaged in the conduct because her CPS duties include investigating clients.

She was booked into jail on one count of attempted possession of a narcotic drug.

Police said Child Protective Services' internal affairs division is cooperating fully with detectives.