Templeton asserted that Lindsey went to several county departments searching for possible illegalities at the property.
Commission staff will investigate the matter and will hold a public meeting on Jan. 25, 2019.
Lindsey said he welcomes the investigation.
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.”
The Oregon Government Ethics Commission will investigate whether Linn County Commissioner John Lindsey violated state ethics laws by attempting to use his position to stop medical marijuana from being grown in his neighborhood south of Lebanon.
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