The Oregon Ethics Commission will investigate whether Linn County Commissioner John Lindsey breached state principles laws by trying to utilize his position to stop medical pot from being grown in his neighborhood south of Lebanon.
A grievance was filed on July 17 by William Templeton of Albany, on behalf of himself and several member of the family associated with the marijuana operation at Butte Creek Estates.
Lindsey said he invites the probe.
” I consulted with members of the Ethics Commission and brought paperwork,” Lindsey stated. “We came to an contract that they require to examine, and I think this grievance requires to be investigated. I desire an investigation of the grievance itself.”
Inning accordance with a report by the Government Ethics Commission, Mark Owenby and Michelle Page acquired the home in December 2016. The couple began developing a medical marijuana growing operation, consisting of constructing a big greenhouse.
Templeton charged that in 2017, Lindsey visited the residential or commercial property and presented a business card noting he was a county commissioner. Templeton also asserts that Lindsey told the homeowner “you picked the incorrect neighborhood,” and ” exactly what you are doing is illegal.”