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Social Worker Allegedly Took Drugs As Bribe

A State Social Worker is accused of abusing his powers by trading in-home visits with a child for drugs.

Lexington police have arrested and charged 39-year old state social worker Chad Albert Buckley and according to court documents, he used a child as a “bargaining tool”.  They say Buckley, who is employed by the Kentucky Cabinet of Health and Family Services, made a deal to obtain four Oxycontin pills valued at $100 in exchange for an in-home visit.  According to the police report, Buckley paid $30 cash, gave a $25 gas gift card and arranged a visit in return for the drugs. 

He was arrested last night and charged with conspiracy to traffic a controlled substance, official misconduct and bribery of a public servant.