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from the Superior Court in Coconino County, No.
S0300CR201700928, The Honorable Dan R. Slayton, Judge.
Arizona Attorney Generals Office, Phoenix, By Nicholas
Chapman-Hushek, Counsel for Appellee
Law Offices PLLC, Flagstaff, By Wendy F. White, Counsel for
James B. Morse Jr. delivered the opinion of the Court, in
which Presiding Judge Jennifer B. Campbell and Judge Maria
Elena Cruz joined.
Javier Angulo-Chavez appeals his conviction and sentence for
transportation of dangerous drugs (methamphetamine) for sale.
For the following reasons, we affirm.
FACTS AND PROCEDURAL HISTORY
The evidence at trial, viewed in the light most favorable to
convictions,  showed that on October 9, 2017, an
officer with Arizona Department of Public Safety
("DPS") stopped Angulo-Chavez for speeding. Though
the officer was not fluent in Spanish and Angulo-Chavez spoke
little English, they were able to effectively communicate.
After issuing a warning for the speeding violation, the
officer asked Angulo-Chavez whether he would answer
additional questions and he agreed. As they spoke, the
officer became increasingly suspicious Angulo-Chavez was
engaged in illegal activity. Eventually, Angulo-Chavez orally
agreed to allow the officer to search his car and signed a
Spanish-language DPS consent-to-search form.
The officer found approximately 18 pounds of methamphetamine
hidden in sealed packages behind a panel in the trunk. An
analyst later identified Angulo-Chavezs fingerprint on one
of the packages. The State subsequently charged Angulo-Chavez