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Film honors teen who died after using synthetic drug

FRANKLIN, Ind. (WISH) – Three Whiteland High School seniors created a documentary memorializing a local teen, and made the Top 8 in the Franklin Film Festival.

The documentary, titled “The Power of Choice,” honors and remembers local academic honors-athlete Sam Motsay, who died last Mother’s Day, May 11, 2014, after taking a drug called “N-Bomb.”

The three Whiteland teen filmmakers interviewed Motsay’s family members and friends, who gave poignant interviews remembering the teen.

“The Power of Choice” also includes more information about Sam’s Watch.

Sam’s Watch is the non-profit that Motsay’s friends and family created to inform about the dangers of synthetic drugs – more specifically, the little-known synthetic drug that killed Motsay – 25I-NBOMe, or “N-Bomb”.

The Top 8 film entries in the Franklin Film Festival, which include “The Power of Choice,” will air Friday at the Artcraft Theatre on 57 North Main Street in Franklin. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., the films start at 7:30 p.m. Cost of admission is $5.

To find out more about synthetic drugs and their dangers, click here.