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Fri­day press con­fer­ence at the Westland City Hall, where a pi­lot pro­gram was un­veiled to help com­bat the opi­oid epi­demic in western Wayne County.

Opi­oids are a class of drugs that in­clude the il­le­gal drug heroin, syn­thet­ics such as fen­tanyl, and legally pre­scribed pain reliev­ers such as oxy­codone.

“I went to five treat­ment cen­ters and was home­less,” he said. “I want to thank ev­ery sin­gle per­son stand­ing be­hind me, es­pe­cially pub­lic safety, be­cause I cre­ated a lot of chaos for Westland and Canton po­lice.”

Help­ing peo­ple like Stropes is the goal

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