There appears to be substantial objective basis to believe that one or more violations of Oregon Government Ethics law may have occurred as a result of Mr. Lindseys actions in relation to the marijuana being grown on Mr. Owenby and Ms. Pages property in his neighborhood. The Oregon Government Ethics Commission should move to investigate whether John Lindsey may have violated ORS 244.040(1), ORS 244.040(4) and ORS 244.120(2 (Motion 4), said the report approved by Ronald Bersin, the commission's executive director.

There appears to be substantial objective basis to believe that one or more violations of Oregon Government Ethics law may have occurred as a result of Mr. Lindseys actions in relation to the marijuana being grown on Mr. Owenby and Ms. Pages property in his neighborhood. The Oregon Government Ethics Commission should move to investigate whether John Lindsey may have violated ORS 244.040(1), ORS 244.040(4) and ORS 244.120(2 (Motion 4), said the report approved by Ronald Bersin, the commission's executive director.

Commission staff will investigate the matter and will hold a public meeting on Jan. 25, 2019.

Templeton charged that in 2017, Lindsey visited the property and presented a business card noting he was a county commissioner. Templeton also asserts that Lindsey told the property owners you picked the wrong neighborhood, and what you are doing is illegal.


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

The report also noted that had Lindsey made statements such as what you are doing is illegal, or you picked the wrong neighborhood, while presenting himself in an official capacity, he "may have been attempting to use the influence of his position to stop the medical marijuana grow in his neighborhood in order to avoid a personal financial detriment.

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