- Associated Press - Friday, February 21, 2014

PHOENIX (AP) - A state Child Protective Services worker has been fired after being 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.

CPS’ internal affairs division cooperated with police in their investigation.

A Division of Child Safety and Family Services spokeswoman says Sadikovic was fired Friday.

Sadikovic has been released from jail without bond after being charged with attempted possession of a narcotic drug.

Her attorney says Sadikovic has no criminal record and calls the arrest an isolated situation.

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