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Northern District of West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Saturday, February 11, 2017

Former U.S. Attorney honored at national HIDTA award ceremony

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Former U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, was presented with the Outstanding Support to the National HIDTA Program award this week, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen, announced.

In presenting him with this prestigious award, The Office of National Drug Control Policy stated that:

“Mr. Ihlenfeld demonstrated a remarkable commitment to the HIDTA program. In addition to serving on the executive boards of both the Appalachia and the Washington/Baltimore HIDTAs, he advocated for expansion of the HIDTA program to the counties in his state that were among the hardest hit by the opioid epidemic. Mr. Ihlenfeld also is noteworthy for championing drug use prevention initiatives in his state and throughout the HIDTA regions he served. Mr. Ihlenfeld is recognized as a powerful advocate of and steadfast partner to the National HIDTA Program.”

Jividen said, “Those of us who worked with Bill are glad to see him honored for his hard work and many achievements in this area during his tenure as United States Attorney.”

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Updated February 11, 2017