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S OFFICE REVIEWING MEAT INVESTIGATION

June 1, 1992

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The Douglas County district attorney's office is reviewing the results of a state investigation to determine whether charges will be filed against a Lawrence supermarket.

The state Department of Health and Environment investigated reports that Food 4 Less, 2525 Iowa, had moved meat from its Leavenworth store to its Lawrence store after the meat was embargoed by state officials after a fire damaged the Leavenworth store.

Greg Crawford, spokesman for KDHE said the agency forwarded information about the investigation to prosecutors in Douglas and Leavenworth counties last week. Crawford said local authorities will decide whether to file charges.

Douglas County Assistant Dist. Atty. Frank Diehl said today that the attorney's office received the information from the KDHE on Friday.

He said prosecutors would reveiw the state's investigation and determine later in the week whether charges would be filed.

State food and drug laws do not provide for administrative sanctions in such cases, but classify the violation as a misdemeanor.

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