He also alleged that Lindsey’s actions were being made in part because he feared the marijuana operation would reduce home values in the area.


Lindsey said he welcomes the investigation.

Templeton asserted that Lindsey went to several county departments searching for possible illegalities at the property.


The Ethics Commission noted that public officials are prohibited from “using or attempting to use their official positions to obtain a personal financial benefit or avoid a personal financial detriment, that would not have been available but for holding the public position.”

He also alleged that Lindsey’s actions were being made in part because he feared the marijuana operation would reduce home values in the area.
Commission staff will investigate the matter and will hold a public meeting on Jan. 25, 2019.
“I met with members of the Ethics Commission and brought documentation,” Lindsey said. “We came to an agreement that they need to investigate, and I believe this complaint needs to be investigated as well. I want an investigation of the complaint itself.”
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