parties proceeded to the area of Montrose and Western.
At approximately 3:30 p.m., the undercover agent and his partner arrived in the area of Montrose and Western. The undercover agent parked his vehicle on the east side of Western, north of Montrose. The undercover partner parked behind the undercover agent's vehicle, and exited his vehicle, and entered the undercover agent's vehicle.
At approximately 3:40 p.m, the undercover agent observed SALAZAR and a female/white, later identified as CINDY SPANTON, drive south on Western. The undercover agent waved from the undercover vehicle towards the Toyota Supra. Subsequently, the Toyota Supra, driven by SALAZAR, turned around and stopped next to the undercover agent's vehicle. The undercover agent and SALAZAR began a conversation, with SALAZAR telling the undercover agent about being followed. The undercover agent told SALAZAR to park and come back and talk to the undercover agent. SALAZAR parked the car a short distance in front of the undercover vehicle and SALAZAR exited it and walked back to the undercover vehicle. Spanton also exited from the Toyota Supra and remained near it. When SALAZAR arrived at the undercover vehicle, the undercover agent's partner entered the rear passenger area and SALAZAR sat in the front passenger area. SALAZAR told the undercover agent about the cars that followed him (SALAZAR). The undercover agent told SALAZAR that the undercover agent and his partner had the $ 88,000.00, after which undercover partner showed SALAZAR the money. The undercover agent asked if SALAZAR had the four (4) kilos of cocaine. SALAZAR said that he (SALAZAR) had the four (4) kilos, but that they were at his (SALAZAR's) house. SALAZAR expressed concern, stating that he (SALAZAR) was on probation and could go to jail for twelve (12) years. The undercover agent assured SALAZAR that there would be no problem with the undercover agent and his partner. SALAZAR insisted upon doing the transaction at his (SALAZAR's) house which SALAZAR said was several blocks away on Wolcott. The undercover agent subsequently agreed to go to SALAZAR'S house, but refused to enter it and said that SALAZAR would have to bring the cocaine out to the undercover agent's vehicle. SALAZAR agreed and said his (SALAZAR's) wife (Spanton) would wait with the undercover agent outside of SALAZAR's house. The negotiations continued and SALAZAR called Spanton to the undercover vehicle to count the money. Spanton refused to enter the vehicle and walked a short distance away. SALAZAR met briefly with Spanton, after which Spanton entered the Toyota Supra and departed enroute to 4441 North Wolcott. SALAZAR remained with the undercover agent and his partner in the undercover vehicle where SALAZAR counted $ 10,000.00 of the money. It was agreed that the undercover agent and SALAZAR would drive to SALAZAR's residence and the undercover partner would follow and park a short distance away. SALAZAR was to enter the residence and return with the four (4) kilos of cocaine, at which time, the undercover agent would examine the cocaine and signal for the undercover partner to bring the money to the undercover agent's vehicle. The undercover partner exited the undercover vehicle with the money and returned to his vehicle.
At approximately 3:55 p.m, the undercover agent and SALAZAR departed in the undercover agent's vehicle and proceeded to the area of Wolcott and Sunnyside followed by the undercover agent's partner.
At approximately 4:00 p.m., the undercover agent and SALAZAR arrived and parked on the west side of Wolcott, just south of Sunnyside. SALAZAR said that he (SALAZAR) would go in and get the cocaine and bring it out. SALAZAR told the undercover agent to drive and double park in front of his (SALAZAR'S) apartment once he (SALAZAR) exited it with the cocaine. Prior to exiting the undercover vehicle, SALAZAR placed a telephone call from the undercover agent's car telephone to an unknown male/Latin named Carlos LNU. The conversation was in Spanish, but SALAZAR told the undercover agent that Carlos LNU was involved with the transaction. SALAZAR exited from the undercover vehicle and entered the apartment building at 4441 North Wolcott. The undercover agent remained in the undercover vehicle.
At approximately 4:20 p.m., the undercover agent observed the Toyota Supra, driven by Spanton, with SALAZAR in the passenger side, arrive next to the undercover agent's vehicle. SALAZAR told the undercover agent to follow, but the undercover agent refused to move. Subsequently a blue colored compact vehicle which contained two male/Latins stopped briefly next to the Toyota Supra. SALAZAR spoke in Spanish to the Latin occupants, after which the blue compact vehicle departed. SALAZAR told the undercover agent that he (SALAZAR) had the cocaine and to go into the alley. The undercover agent agreed to park near the entrance of the alley. Spanton drove the Toyota Supra into the alley east of 4441 North Wolcott. The undercover agent followed and parked a short distance to the north of where the Toyota Supra parked. The undercover agent attempted to have SALAZAR bring the cocaine to the undercover vehicle, but SALAZAR refused. The undercover agent exited the undercover vehicle and walked to the Toyota Supra. SALAZAR and Spanton exited from the Toyota Supra and Spanton said that she (Spanton) was going into the apartment. Spanton then left. SALAZAR and the undercover agent entered the Toyota Supra with the undercover agent on the passenger side and SALAZAR on the driver's side. The undercover agent asked if SALAZAR had the cocaine. SALAZAR said that he (SALAZAR) had "three" (three kilos of cocaine) instead of the previously agreed upon four (4) kilos of cocaine and handed the undercover agent a tan leather bag, which contained three (3) separate kilo packages of purported cocaine, each wrapped with tan colored tape. SALAZAR opened the leather bag and lifted out one (1) of the kilo packages of cocaine and handed it to the undercover agent. The undercover agent cut open the package and removed a small portion of the chunky white powder and field tested it with a Cobalt Thiocyanate Reagent which showed a positive reaction for the possible presence of cocaine. Subsequently, the undercover agent gave the pre-arranged arrest signal, after which the surveillance agents arrived and placed SALAZAR under arrest.
The laboratory later determined that the packages of white powder delivered by SALAZAR contained mixtures consisting of 81% cocaine. The total net weight of the mixtures was 2,963.6 grams.