PD: Child Protective Services worker arrested on drug charges

PHOENIX - Authorities say a Valley Child Protective Services employee has been arrested after allegedly trying to buy drugs from a client.

Phoenix police Sgt. Trent Crump said on Thursday around 6 p.m. the female caseworker, in a government issued vehicle, purchased $200 of fake heroin from undercover detectives.

Crump said shortly after the transaction, the suspect was arrested and questioned by investigators.

Police said during her interview, the suspect told investigators she was buying the drugs as part of her duties with CPS and investigating her clients. 

Crump said CPS and the Internal Affairs Division has been working closely with Phoenix police and are cooperating fully in the investigation. 

Police said the suspect was booked into the 4th Avenue Jail on one count of attempted possession of a narcotic drug.

ABC 15 Is not identifying the suspect because she has not been formally charged.


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