The commission report notes that additional investigation will be necessary to determine whether Mr. Lindsey used means of access to county resources not available to the public, whether the nature of Mr. Lindseys position influenced county staffs responsiveness, or whether Mr. Lindsey directed county staff to spend time working on the matter.

According to a report by the Government Ethics Commission, Mark Owenby and Michelle Page purchased the property in December 2016. The couple began developing a medical marijuana growing operation, including constructing a large greenhouse.
Further investigation is also needed to determine whether Lindsey may have had a conflict of interest when he initiated a lawsuit naming the property owners and others.
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.
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.
A complaint was filed on July 17 by William Templeton of Albany, on behalf of himself and several family members associated with the marijuana operation at Butte Creek Estates.
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