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David G. Swanson, 49, of Bourbon, was arrested Friday, March 7, 2014, after police say he may have been giving alcohol to a minor. (Photo provided)
Tippecanoe Valley employee arrested after giving alcohol to a minor, police say
Posted on March 7, 2014 at 9:29 p.m.

An employee from the Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation was arrested Friday, March 7, after police say he was giving alcohol and moonshine to a 15-year-old minor.

David G. Swanson of Bourbon was arrested on charges of maintaining a common nuisance, a class D felony, and two counts of contributing to a minor, a class A misdemeanor, and is in jail at the Kosciusko County Jail, a press release from the Indiana State Police said.

ISP Trooper David Caswell said that, on Wednesday, March 5, the Indiana State Police post in Bremen received a tip that the 49-year-old man had been providing "beer and hard liquor" to a student since that student was 13-years-old.

An investigation led to the discovery of two incidents, one in January and one in February, in which Swanson supposedly gave the student five-quart jars of moonshine, the press release stated. The student supposedly was to sell the jars for $25 each. Police also said that Swanson may have made the moonshine in a still on his property.

The Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation website lists that David Swanson is a computer technician at Akron Elementary School and works in building technology at Mentone Elementary School.