Hardin Co. Child Protective Services employee arrested for smoking meth with son

A Hardin County woman employed by Child Protective Services was arrested on Tuesday after being caught with heroin, and smoking methamphetamine with her teenage son.

Police said after receiving a tip, 39-year-old Stephenie Chism, of West Point, was stopped outside her residence by officials from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) and Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force. West Point police then found a half-gram of heroin in her possession, according to multiple media reports.

Chism told police she found the heroin in her vehicle on Saturday.

A search warrant was obtained for her residence, with police witnessing Chism’s 14-year-old son attempting to dispose of meth and a meth pipe. Under questioning, the teen said he and his mother smoked meth together on several occasions.

Chism was hired as a case worker in July by the Cabinet for health and Family services, and was still receiving training.
She was charged with possession of a controlled substance (heroin) and felony unlawful transaction with a minor and lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.