Mother Arrested After Shooting Heroin in Car With 5-Year-Old Daughter in Backseat: Cops

A plainclothes officer saw the woman injecting herself while her young daughter was in the backseat, police said.

A New York mother was arrested after plainclothes officers witnessed her shooting heroin in a car while her 5-year-old daughter sat in the backseat, police said.

Heather Dajani pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of drug possession and child endangerment, Nassau court spokesman Daniel Bagnuola told

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Bond was set at $2,000.

A passerby called 911 Tuesday night, reporting there was a woman using a hypodermic needle in the parking lot of a Walgreens on Long Island, police said.

Undercover officers sent to the scene also saw Dajani shooting up inside her car while a young girl sat in the back, authorities said.

The 25-year-old woman was arrested and her daughter was released to the custody of the girl’s grandmother, who came to the parking lot to get her.

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Officers found a straw containing heroin, a glass pipe with crack cocaine and a metal pipe filled with marijuana inside Dajani’s car, police said.

According to court documents, the woman told officers, “I’m sorry. I just had a relapse. I was in rehab,” News12 reported.

Her next court date is scheduled for Friday.

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