the second call. He indicated that his notes were not verbatim,
but there was no dispute that they substantively reflected the
content of the calls. According to D.C. Limsiaco’s notes, the fol-
lowing conversation occurred during the first call:
Limsiaco: Hey, It’s Mike. Matt said I can give you a call. This is Romeo?
Male: He did, did he?
Limsiaco: Yeah, said you can help me out?
Male: What do you need?
Limsiaco: Two soft.
Male: Hold on, I’ll get back to you.
 About 15 minutes later, the male called D.C. Limsiaco back
and the following exchange occurred:
Male: So what do you need again?
Limsiaco: Two soft. Where you at?
Male: Can meet you at Yorkdale.
Limsiaco: Sure. $160 good, an hour?
Male: $140, hour’s good, go by theatres.
 D.C. Limsiaco testified that “two soft” referred to two
ounces of powder cocaine. He further explained that “Yeah, said
you can help me out?” is a common way to request drugs in the
drug trade and that “What do you need?” is a common way to ask
what kind of drugs a person wants.
 Following the calls, D.C. Limsiaco and other members of
the TPS Drug Squad went to Yorkdale Mall to purchase the
drugs. D.C. Limsiaco received a text from the same phone number he had called directing him to go to the tables near the theatre. Once near the theatre, he called the phone number and saw
a male walking toward him answer his phone. He described the
male as looking Middle Eastern, measuring about 5’8”, weighing 160 pounds, wearing a black leather coat and black jeans,
and having bushy eyebrows, short dark hair and black-rimmed
glasses. Detective Rodney Benson, another member of the surveillance team, had a direct view of the male and provided a similar description.