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Eye Doctor Accused of Manufacturing Hallucinogenic, Endangering His Children

A clandestine DMT laboratory was allegedly located in the master bedroom of a Murrieta optometrist's home during the service of a unrelated search warrant by the Murrieta/Temecula Regional Gang Task Force, police said in a news release issued Friday.

David Alan Dortch is shown in a sheriff's jail booking photo. (Photo courtesy of Riverside County Sheriff's Department)
David Alan Dortch is shown in a sheriff's jail booking photo. (Photo courtesy of Riverside County Sheriff's Department)

Results from a state laboratory confirmed Murrieta police investigators’ suspicions that a former resident was allegedly manufacturing a hallucinogenic drug known as DMT in his home, a sergeant said Friday.

Ending a months-long investigation, David Alan Dortch, 48, was arrested Nov. 1 on suspicion of manufacturing a controlled substance and child endangerment, Murrieta police Sgt. Don Weller stated in a news release.

Dortch is listed as the owner and operator of a Murrieta optometry practice called Spectrum Vision Center.

Members of the Murrieta/Temecula Regional Gang Task Force initially visited Dortch’s former residence in the 20000 block of Matador Way on April 20 to serve a search warrant regarding a vandalism investigation allegedly involving his 12-year-old son, according to the news release.

The boy was taken into custody on suspicion of causing more than $15,000 in graffiti-related damages, Weller said.

“During the service of that search warrant, investigators located a small marijuana grow and what appeared to be an active, illicit clandestine DMT (Dimethyltryptamine) laboratory, which was located in the parents' master bedroom of the residence,” Weller said. “It was determined by investigators at the scene that Mr. Dortch was responsible for setting up and maintaining the marijuana grow and the possible DMT laboratory.”

DMT is a chemical that, when ingested or inhaled, acts as a psychedelic drug, according to a Wikipedia page on the subject. "Depending on the dose and method of administration, its subjective effects can range from short-lived milder psychedelic states to powerful immersive experiences; these are often described as a total loss of connection to external reality and an experience of encountering indescribable spiritual/alien realms," the Web page reports.

Weller said chemicals were collected from Dortch’s residence as evidence, then sent to the California Department of Justice, Bureau of Forensic Services for a more detailed analysis.

Results received by the Murrieta Police Department on Oct. 10 confirmed the presence of DMT, Weller said.

The Murrieta/Temecula Regional Gang Task Force continued its investigation, which ultimately led to Dortch’s arrest Nov. 1 on suspicion of manufacturing a controlled substance, which is a felony. He was also jailed on suspicion of misdemeanor child endangerment, “due to the accessibility of the dangerous drugs located in the residence to his children,” Weller said.

As of Friday, jail records indicated Dortch had been released from Southwest Detention Center after posting $50,000 bond and was due in court Dec. 30.

Anyone with information or questions regarding the investigation may contact Capt. Dennis Vrooman at 951-304-2677. Information may also be provided anonymously through "We Tip" by calling 1-800-78-CRIME.

Allen G November 25, 2013 at 05:55 PM
Nelly- why did you delete your posts? southernbelle- if you don't like reading my posts I'm not going to bother justifying my opinions to you. Find compassion in your heart and all of you please try to be nicer to strangers. Thanks for the hate!
Allen G November 25, 2013 at 06:17 PM
"NELLY November 25, 2013 at 05:57 PM Allen why do you care so much about what I do? U freak, it's done of your business what I do! I'm not the one who has broken the law! I'm not the criminal here! Recommend"
Allen G November 25, 2013 at 06:23 PM
Nelly- I don't care what you do, but you care what I say... so much so that you keep calling me names. Now I'm a freak? Why did you start deleting your posts after you said you knew that Riverside juvi is not a bad place because you have a friend that works there and that you know? Is this what you like doing with your free time? And you call me a freak... you should be ashamed of yourself. This is so sad. :(
NELLY November 25, 2013 at 06:59 PM
Hey Pat how did your son take the news!
Allen G November 25, 2013 at 07:08 PM
"NELLY November 25, 2013 at 06:59 PM Hey Pat how did your son take the news! Recommend"
Allen G November 25, 2013 at 07:09 PM
Nelly- why are you deleting your posts? If you enjoy being free why are you so scared to speak your mind?
Pat November 25, 2013 at 08:55 PM
hi Nelly. i cant stop thinkng abot the hole news on dr. d. my son all ready heard abot it at school weeks ago but didnt tell me cause he thoght id be mad. no kiding! he was verrrry upset to
Pat November 25, 2013 at 09:01 PM
hi allen. why do u atack evryone? i read nellys posts an she has gone thru trama like me but u atack her why dont u leave her a lone?
NELLY November 25, 2013 at 09:11 PM
I actually saw the Dr today omg he looks Ill he's always been skinny but super super skinny, cheek bones skinny! Wait a min why would ur son hear about it @ School? Omg does his son & yours go to same school?
Allen G November 25, 2013 at 09:24 PM
"NELLY November 25, 2013 at 09:11 PM I actually saw the Dr today omg he looks Ill he's always been skinny but super super skinny, cheek bones skinny! Wait a min why would ur son hear about it @ School? Omg does his son & yours go to same school? Recommend"
Pat November 25, 2013 at 09:28 PM
my son knows some of the boys that zak hangs with an they are big time truble makers-- he says zak smokes alot of pot an was busted for a bunch of taging an had to leave school an hasnt come back
Allen G November 25, 2013 at 09:41 PM
Haha Nelly is still deleting his posts... Hahaha liar!
Allen G November 25, 2013 at 09:44 PM
Nelly- why did you delete so many of your posts after you said you knew that Riverside juvi is a good place?
Pat November 25, 2013 at 09:52 PM
-allen g- why are you hassling nelly?
NELLY November 25, 2013 at 09:54 PM
Allen's upset because I know the truth & so do u Pat!
Allen G November 25, 2013 at 09:57 PM
This is my last post here. Sorry to break your hearts Nelly, Justice For All, and Pat. Southernbelle, look up "police corruption charges" in google... You can find plenty of examples of police that have been caught being corrupt there and who are doing time because of it. You guys have shown me you're better than I am with all your name calling and outright hatred. I wish you the best in all your future endeavors. Take care!
NELLY November 25, 2013 at 10:01 PM
I think I peed myself from laughing so hard! This guy Allen doesn't get it. No one ever said there has never been police corruption! What we all said was MPD has never been in trouble for corruption period! Okay loser leave already Allen!
Justice For All November 25, 2013 at 10:05 PM
Typical loser... good riddance to bad rubbish.
Justice For All November 25, 2013 at 10:18 PM
Oh damn... I miss the big lug already. I think he was just on the verge of changing my mind about the Douche family too.
southernbelle November 25, 2013 at 10:35 PM
Wait....really?? I ask for the proof he freely professed to have AND offered, and he writes back that he doesn't want to give me his "opinion" all the sudden??? After 200 posts oc opinionated nonsense?! Well hell there's 15 minutes of my life I'll never get back. -__-
NELLY November 25, 2013 at 10:43 PM
He'll be back as some other name! Wonder where LillyAnne, and the others went?
ChrisG November 25, 2013 at 10:53 PM
He's just another troll belle. I've got my suspicions of another one or two in this post as well. Let's see how many comments he has post trial.
Pat November 25, 2013 at 11:51 PM
i dont understand why allen was so mad at every one an why he was pickng on nelly-- hes like a stocker an a bully
NELLY November 26, 2013 at 02:04 AM
He didn't like that I knew too much, & that I called him out on things! He was so upset after a Jevi comment I made! Omg after that he was so pissed! It was funny, that & he was mad because my messages were being deleted! He wa like how dare you Who do you think you are! He didn't say that but you know he was thinking it! He got so mad because I asked him if he heard the Dortch interview on Ghosticmedia podcast and he kept saying no, but yet referring back to the interview. Then one min he's saying no he hadn't heard it them the next he says Nelly I already told you I listen to the Dortch interview. then before he could reply I told him not to even try to say oh nelly you said Ghosticmedia podcast I heard it on Gnosticmedia podcast. He tried to play the you spelled it wrong card, then I said you know damn will what I meant & he says no their 2 different meanings! He was really pissed cause he had kept denying it & I re-posted what he said the 1st time then when he type where he heard it! So after that everything I kept typing he would copy & re-post, cause how dare my comments get deleted! He was trying to act like he was in control over me! I think not! I think Allen is actually Dr Dortch! Dr David Allen Dortch! I don't know why it's this feeling I get! Bert was commenting on here in the beginning! Bert is I think their lawyer he was the guy rep. On Gnosticmedia! Then someone named LillyAnne there's been a few people who are supporters & get really nasty then leave & a couple days later a new one comes! They really hate Justice 4 all because he/she not sure if man or women is so smart and has so much knowledge to share!
Pat November 26, 2013 at 02:21 AM
hi nelly. i was thinkng that he was really dr. d to. its a shame i think he was doig to many drugs an even got zak on pot to-- this has been sooo strang
Pat November 26, 2013 at 02:24 AM
sorry i know my spellng sux
NELLY November 26, 2013 at 02:44 AM
Where's Justice 4 all he's good at this stuff!
Justice For All November 26, 2013 at 05:04 AM
Sorry, did I miss something?
Justice For All November 26, 2013 at 05:34 AM
@Nelly -- If you're asking if I think that Allen G was Dortch, I suppose it's very possible. You don't need much to create a fake account on Patch, just a Facebook, Twitter, or email. But, I actually thought that Allen G made some similar remarks that sounded like COOPER from earlier comments. Which, I suppose could also have been Dortch. Either way, it was someone who definitely was a supporter of the Freeman/Sovereign Citizen agenda. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- I've never met Dortch. I've only heard him talk a bit on those podcasts. I can't tell you whether there were any key patterns that might have given him away as any of the commentators in this thread. All I do know about Dortch came from several news articles, a bit of my own research, and some very informed 'sources' that I'm acquainted with and trust.
Justice For All November 26, 2013 at 05:43 AM
@Pat -- Does your son know if Zach or his friends were actually getting their marijuana from Dortch? Was Zach selling or providing MJ to his friends?

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