Monterey police arrested a Monterey business owner after the mother of a teenage boy told them he allegedly was supplying teenage boys with alcohol and marijuana.
Police received the complaint Thursday and on Friday afternoon searched the man's Carmel home and his Harris Court business, said police Lt. Leslie Sonne.
Based on information from several victims — five boys between 15 and 16 — and items found during the searches, David Charles Simonich, 57, Carmel was arrested and booked at the Monterey County Jail.
He was arrested on suspicion of furnishing marijuana to minors, cruelty to minors, contributing to the delinquency of minors and furnishing alcohol to minors, police said.
There were no indications of any sexual improprieties, Sonne said.
She said the alleged actions "just seemed like a lifestyle choice."
The victims were working for Simonich at his business, Eco-Sharp, 5 Harris Court N-7, police said.
Simonich was released from custody after posting a $50,000 bond, police said.
He also may be charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.
His business sharpens bladed, food-processing equipment, according to its website.