Feds raid meat shop inside Findlay Market

OVER THE RHINE, OH (FOX19) - State and federal agents served a search warrant to a merchant inside Findlay Market Thursday.

Authorities taped off Busch's Country Corner, a meat shop located inside the historic public market, around 11 a.m.

The search warrant is related to a food stamp trafficking investigation that started more than one year ago, according to Adam Johnson, an agent with the Ohio Investigative Unit.

In general, retailers can be investigated for taking food stamp benefits in exchange for cash, Johnson said. He did not comment on the specific accusations against Busch's Country Corner.

"Such as taking benefits and maybe giving cash in exchange for the benefits maybe things like that then we would investigate that," he said.

Busch's Country Corner sells chicken, turkey, rabbit, eggs and red meats, according to Findlay Market's website.

Johnson said the investigation is ongoing and the meat shop is permitted to re-open once the search warrant is complete.

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