Ryan had been crossways with the law since he was a juvenile. His court record shows drug possession, robbery, assault, domestic violence, menacing and arson charges, starting from the time he reached adulthood. He served three years at the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio and was sent back several times after release for violating probation.
He is 28 years old. This week, he marked more than 150 days of abstinence from drug use.
“It started with marijuana possession, little stuff,” he recalled. “I started smoking crack when I was 19, robbing people … A robbery charge in 2012 sent me