Westland — Patrick Stropes’ road to drug addiction began with his first drink at 13.
“I got the alcohol from home,” Stropes, 52, of Canton Township.
That led to other drugs and confrontations with law enforcement.
“But as of today, I’ve been sober for 1,700 days, since I assaulted a Canton police officer,” he said.
Dressed in a suit and tie, looking far different from his earlier mug shots, Stropes fought back tears as he participated in a
Patrick Stropes and Lisa Croff after Stropes thanked law enforcement and health officials for helping him get clean.