Your affiant, Detective M. Happ, 1102Z, is a sworn police officer for the City of Colorado Springs, currently assigned to the Colorado Springs Police Department Metro Vice Narcotics & Intelligence Division. A11 of the events described in this affidavit occurred in Colorado Springs, E1 Paso County, Colorado. This investigation is documented in Colorado Springs Police Department Case 00-16025 titled Unlawful Distribution of a Schedule Controlled Substance.
The following affidavit is made in support of a request for the issuance of a warrant to search the residence described as 22 N. CLAREMONT STREET, COLORADO SPRINGS, EL PASO COUNTY, COLORADO, the residence is a brick and wood exterior, single family dwelling identified by a numbered placard over the garage door.
On 05-1 5-OO, L Detective M. Happ, 11 02Z, of the Colorado Springs Police Department Metro Vice Narcotics & Intelligence Division, received information from a confidential informant regarding DEXTER GLOVER, an alleged crack cocaine dealer. The confidential informant assisted me with a controlled narcotics transaction during which the confidential informant purchased 2 3 grams of crack cocaine from Glover at 2770 E. Uintah Street.
On 06-12-00, I followed-up the investigation with a second controlled purchase of crack cocaine from G!over. On this date, the confidential informant and I went to 2770 E. Uintah, #324, where the confidential informant met with Glover in his apartment, while I waited in my vehicle. The confidential informant returned to my vehicle within a few minutes and advised that Glover and "JT" were going to meet "Camile" at Camile's house, which was in the residential neighborhood near the Loaf 'N Jug at 2802 E. Pikes Peak Ave. The confidential informant indicated that the confidential informant had given Glover the $150 of Officiai Metro-VNI buy funds to facilitate the purchase of the crack cocaine. Glover intended to meet us at the Loaf 'N' Jug to furnish us with the crack cocaine after meeting with Camile.
The confidential informant explained that Glover had paged Camile while the confidential informant was in the apartment. The confidential informant advised that Glover stated Camile should have been at the apartment prior to our arrival. The confidential informant indicated that Glover received an incoming phone call in the apartment, and that Glover referred to the caller as "Camile."
I saw Dexter Glover and a black male, later identified by the confidential informant as "JT" emerge from the apartment building and go to a light blue Mazda bearing Colorado license KBN5773. .JT entered the driver seat and Glover got in the front passenger seat. This vehicle was previously identified as being registered to Dexter Glover. I advised surveillance units to follow the vehicle, and that it was likely going to the residential neighborhood near the Loaf 'N Jug store at Circle and Pikes Peak. The confidential informant and I drove southbound on Circle, as did Glover's vehicle. JT and Glover turned eastbound on Bijou Street, then southbound on Claremont, and stopped at 22 N. Claremont Street. Detective Steckler watched the vehicle park in the driveway of 22 N. Claremont, and saw the passenger, presumably Glover, go to the front door and enter the residence. Detective Payton saw Glover on the front porch a few minutes later.
While Glover and JT were at the Claremont address, a red Subaru bearing Colorado license plate KBX3669 parked on the west side of my vehicle at the Loaf 'N' Jug store. The confidential informant advised that the driver of the vehicle was Camille. Camille went into the store while the confidential informant and I remained in my vehicle.
A few minutes later, Glover and JT pulled into the Loaf 'N Jug parking lot and parked on the east side of my vehicle. Surveillance units had watched the vehicle leave the Claremont address and followed it directly to the store. The confidential informant exited my vehicle and contacted Glover. The confidential informant told Glover that Camile was in the store, and that he (Glover) should wait on the west side of the store. JT and Glover drove to the west side of the store and parked.
Camile came out of the store and went towards Glover's vehicle. Detective Maher watched Camile enter the rear passenger side of the vehicle, then exit after a moment. I watched Camile come from the area of Glover's vehicle and return to his vehicle and leave the area. Detective Maher watched Glover's vehicle drive over to the area of my vehicle. The confidential informant exited my vehicle and entered the rear passenger side of Glover's vehicle. The confidential informant returned to my vehicle within a minute and handed me a cellophane wrapper that contained a substance consistent with the appearance of crack cocaine. I advised surveillance units that the transaction occurred, and the operation was terminated.
The confidential informant was strip searched before and after the transaction, no items of concern were found. I later field-tested a sample of the contents of the cellophane wrapper purchased from Glover by the confidential informant and obtained a positive reaction for crack cocaine. The total approximate weight of the package and contents was 2.3 grams.
After the transaction, the confidential informant identified 22 N. Claremont Street as Camile's home. The confidential informant indicated that the confidential informant had been to the Claremont address four or five times in the past month, during which Glover or another associate would meet with Camile. The confidential informant identified a red Ford Tempo that was parked on the street in front of the residence as a landmark that helped the confidential informant recall the residence. The confidential informant indicated that Camile lived at the residence with his girlfriend, and that Camile's girlfriend's parents were the primary occupants the home.
Approximately one hour after the transaction, Sergeant Ross went by the Claremont address and saw the red Subaru bearing Colorado license plate KBX3669 parked in the driveway.
Detective Sandoval advised that he was familiar with a Camile Sackey from a previous narcotics investigation in October of 1998. Detective Sandoval indicated that Sackey was associated with Kaprisha Jones, who lived at 22 N. Claremont Street. Detective Sandoval stated that Detective Doll had obtained a search warrant for that residence following an investigation during which Kaprisha Jones was identified as a cocaine distributor. During the execution of the search warrant more than one-quarter pound of cocaine was recovered from the residence. A majority of the cocaine recovered was found under a bed where Juanita McClinton Jones was contacted. That investigation is documented in Colorado Springs Police Department case 98-36002. I reviewed a file photograph of Camile Sackey and recognized the subject pictured as the "Camile" from the Loaf 'N Jug store during the controlled transaction with Dexter Glover. Sackey had a local arrest history dating back to 1993 that included several possession and distribution of schedule lI controlled substance charges.
On 6-13-00, a utilities inquiry revealed that Juanita McClinton was responsible for the account at 22 N. Claremont, and that she established service at the residence in 1992. A DMV inquiry on license plate KBX3669 revealed it registered to Sol and Juanita McClinton at 22 N. Claremont Street, Colorado Springs, on a 93 Subaru Legacy
I have investigated numerous cases involving the distribution of illegal narcotics and have learned through experience and training that persons involved in illegal narcotics distribution often keep "tools of the trade" in their homes. The "tools" include scales, packaging materials, notes and records documenting their illegal activities and debts, money that is the proceeds of narcotics sales, and weapons to protect their drugs and money. Narcotics traffickers are also known to utilize police scanners, cameras, video, and other equipment as early warning devices to alert of police presence. Additionally, drug dealers often keep large amounts of cash, narcotics, and weapons in lockable safes. Finally, narcotics traffickers often use pagers and cellular telephones to facilitate the pickup and delivery of illegal narcotics.
Based on the information contained in this affidavit, your affiant requests that a warrant be issued authorizing the search of 22 N. CLAREMONT STREET, COLORADO SPRINGS, EL PASO COUNTY, COLORADO, the residence is a brick and wood exterior, single family dwelling identified by a numbered placard over the garage door.