Man sentenced in drug case

David S. Carlisle pleaded guilty in March to drug charges related to a 2008 case.

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WALLA WALLA -- A man was sentenced Monday to time-served after pleading guilty last month in a two-year-old drug case.

David S. Carlisle, 34, was ordered to serve 83 days in the County Jail, with credit for 83 days he'd already served. In handing down the sentence, Superior Court Judge Donald W. Schacht went along with a prosecution recommendation. Carlisle faced a standard-range jail term of up to six months.

Schacht also placed him on a year of community custody, a form of probation.

Carlisle pleaded guilty March 29 to a felony charge of possessing a legend drug without a prescription and a misdemeanor charge of possessing less than 40 grams of marijuana.

The case dates back to May 2008 when officials served a search warrant at Carlisle's then-residence on South Palouse Street. Authorities obtained the warrant before delivering to him a package -- which previously was intercepted in San Francisco by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement -- containing vials of a steroid likely ordered through the Internet from Thailand.

Small starts of suspected marijuana plants also were found at the residence, in addition to a laptop computer that allegedly contained 19 images of child pornography.

Charges were filed in August 2008 and Carlisle was summoned for his first court appearance the following month. But he allegedly failed to show up, so a warrant was issued for his arrest. He was booked into the County Jail early this year, but released after pleading guilty to the drug charges.

A child pornography charge initially filed against Carlisle was dropped in the plea agreement because the alleged possession in this case was not significant "in the grand scheme of things," Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Joe Golden said in an interview.

Terry McConn can be reached at terrymcconn@wwub.com or 526-8319.

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