Owner of Oregon mega-dairy caught in prostitution sting in Washington state
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — The owner of a controversial mega-dairy in Boardman, Oregon, has been arrested on charges of patronizing a prostitute and possessing methamphetamine.
Lost Valley Farm owner Greg te Velde was arrested during a sting in Kennewick, Washington.
The Benton County, Wash., Jail website says he was booked Aug. 19 and is free on bail.
The East Oregonian reports (https://is.gd/PPtgxI ) his cell phone would not accept messages.
Lost Valley Farm general manager Travis Love said in a written statement that the company takes the allegations seriously, but can't comment.
Oregon regulators approved the 30,000-cow dairy farm in March, turning aside complaints from a coalition of health and environmental groups.
Information from: East Oregonian, http://www.eastoregonian.com