Man denies child pornography, drug charges


WALLA WALLA — A man accused of possessing child pornography and vials of a steroid in the spring of 2008 pleaded innocent Tuesday to three charges in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

David S. Carlisle, 34, is set for trial March 8 and 9. He is accused of possessing depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct and possessing a legend drug without a prescription. The third charge accuses him of possessing with intent to manufacture marijuana.

The 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 recently was booked into the Walla Walla County Jail.

Walla Walla police reportedly were notified in April 2008 by a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent that a package being sent to Carlisle’s then-residence on South Palouse Street had been intercepted in San Francisco. Authorities determined that vials in the package contained a steroid and likely were ordered through the Internet from Thailand, according to a charging document filed in court.

After the package was delivered by a postal inspector/investigator on May 7 of that year, police served a search warrant at the apartment. They allegedly seized what they believed to be small starts of marijuana plants, in addition to paperwork associated with growing pot and using steroids.

Police also confiscated a laptop computer at the residence. An analysis located files related to the purchase of steroids through the Internet. Also found were files on where to buy marijuana seeds and "19 images that were clearly child pornography," according to the court document.

Court records reveal that Carlisle pleaded guilty in 2003 to a charge of third-degree child molestation.


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