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An opiate abuse prevention film developed through a partnership between the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of West Virginia and Huntington Police has received the prestigious bronze Telly award.

The film, "Equal Opportunity Destroyer," was chosen from among nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states as well as other countries.

U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin and Huntington Police Chief W.H. "Skip" Holbrook said the film, which includes interviews with recovering addicts, treatment professionals and others with the aim of laying out the real-life risks and consequences of opiate prescription drug and heroin use, was funded by a grant from the West Virginia Division of Justice and Community Services and produced by Trifecta Productions, LLC,

Goodwin praised the work of Trifecta Productions.

"The folks at Trifecta did a remarkable job of capturing the power of the real life stories in a film that hits hard on the message that opiate abuse and its tragic consequences can happen to anyone," he said. "It is our hope that some of the young people who view the video will make better decisions regarding opiates and other drugs."

The video can be viewed on the website of the U.S. Attorney's Office, SDWV, at http://www.youtube.com/user/USAOSDWV, the EOD website at www.eodwv.com or the WV Safe Schools website at www.wvsafeschools.com.