This past week, a supermarket closing has your local Jacksonville movers, along with the rest of the residents of the community, shocked over the recent announcement.
The store met its untimely closing when the police were called to the store in order to investigate other charges from Ameer Issa, who had gone to the store and made several charges with unauthorized purchases using EBT cards.
While the initial felony committed by Issa is what drew the police to the store, while they were there they ended up discovering major problems with the quality of the food inside the store. Specifically, it was uncovered that the way the raw meat were being handled was not at all proper, or in a way that was fit to sell to customers.
While state agencies have begun investigating the supermarket, most people are shocked by the closing of Lawtey Supermarket because it is the only supermarket in the town. Locals have mused that they “thought it was a robbery actually. We don’t get much excitement here in Lawtey.”
Once the agencies began investigating further, they discovered that the supermarket was using expired meat and repackaging it with new dates added to the package.
Mike Starling, a frequent customer of the store commented on the findings, expressing that, “when it first happened, the employees were talking about all kinds of stuff. Homeland Security, this, that and the other. So I didn’t really know, but to hear all of that, it’s very gross.”
Apparently, the discovery of the mishandling of the meat in the supermarket came as a shock to the new owners of the Lawtey Supermarket. The owners had just bought it two weeks prior to the incident occurring, and stated that they were currently trying to figure out what how to overcome this unforeseen obstacle.