New date set for Walla Walla man's drug, child pornography trial

David S. Carlisle is accused of possessing child pornography and steroids in 2008.

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WALLA WALLA -- A new trial date has been set for a man accused of possessing child pornography and vials of a steroid in the spring of 2008.

David S. Carlisle, 34, had been scheduled for trial in Walla Walla County Superior Court starting Monday of next week, but the proceedings have been delayed to April 13 and 14.

Carlisle is charged with possessing depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct and possessing a legend drug without a prescription. A third charge accuses him of possessing with intent to manufacture marijuana.

Police said they found 19 images of child pornography on a laptop computer confiscated in the serving of a search warrant at Carlisle's then-residence on South Palouse Street in May 2008. Officials had obtained the search warrant before delivering to him a package -- which previously was intercepted in San Francisco by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement -- that allegedly contained vials of a steroid likely ordered through the Internet from Thailand.

Small starts of suspected marijuana plants also were found at the residence, officials said.

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 was booked into the Walla Walla County Jail early this year.

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

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

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