A man arrested in June for ingesting heroin in front of a child inside a car on North 5th Street is getting a year in Passaic County Jail.
Clarence Robinson, 49, pleaded guilty to drug possession and child endangerment on Wednesday.
Under a plea deal, Robinson will serve 364 days in the Passaic County Jail and be placed on probation after release. He has been in jail since his arrest in June.
On June 4, Robinson bought 100 bags heroin on North 5th Street and Haledon Avenue in Paterson. He returned to his car with the drugs and began shooting up heroin in front of a child.
Police arrested Robinson and located the child inside the car. He was the sole caretaker for the child, lawyers said at a court hearing.
Robinson is scheduled to be sentenced on October 2.
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Correction (September 18): A previous version of this report erroneously stated Robinson had shot up heroin when in fact he ingested it.