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Oceana citizens, leaders come together to discuss drug problem, film

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OCEANA (WVVA) - A community is coming together on the heels of a documentary that they say portrays their city in an unfair light.

Oceana held a town meeting Friday to discuss the content of a film called "Oxyana."

The short film showcases the drug abusing habits of residents hooked on prescription drugs and methamphetamines.

Members of the community say they don't deny that there is a drug problem in the area, but they say the issue isn't exclusive to Oceana, prompting their opposition to the film.

Several political leaders – including Sen. Joe Manchin -- attended tonight's meeting and offered suggestions on how to tackle the problems.

More than 300 people attended the event held at Oceana Middle School.

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