.

Murrieta Dad, Eye Doctor with Alleged Indoor Hallucinogenic Drug Lab Arraigned

According to police, officers allegedly stumbled onto an illegal pot grow and DMT chemical manufacturing facility on April 20, 2013— when they were at the man's residence serving a warrant in a vandalism case involving his son.

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)

A Murrieta man accused of maintaining an indoor marijuana grow near where his children slept pleaded not guilty Wednesday to drug- related charges.

David Alan Dortch, 48, was arrested last November following an investigation that began in April 2013.

Dortch, who is charged with operating an illegal drug lab, appeared before Riverside County Superior Court Judge Elaine Johnson, who scheduled a May 29 felony settlement conference.

Dortch— who is listed as the owner and operator of a Murrieta optometry practice called Spectrum Vision Center— remains free on $30,000 bail.

According to police, officers allegedly stumbled onto the illegal pot grow and DMT chemical manufacturing facility on April 20, 2013, after serving a search warrant at Dortch's residence in the 20000 block of Matador Way.

Investigators obtained the warrant as part of a vandalism investigation involving the defendant's 12-year-old son, who was arrested for allegedly causing more than $15,000 worth of graffiti damage throughout the city, according to Sgt. Don Weller.

After officers discovered the alleged cannabis cultivation operation, they seized the contraband and turned it over to the California Department of Justice for forensic analysis, he said.

The sergeant alleged the defendant was conducting illicit activity in the presence of his children.

Dortch was located and arrested without incident seven months later.


— City News Service.



Justice For All May 07, 2014 at 02:08 AM
Good girl. That's all we've been encouraging you to do. Forget the dope and do something productive! Yeah!! じゃあね
Psychic One May 07, 2014 at 09:20 AM
She claims to not make judgements but her words say just the opposite. You go work on your programs and I'll go work on my missing person cases.
Mike May 07, 2014 at 12:52 PM
Man, has this post gone full circle!

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »