Information from a wiretap led Walworth County prosecutors to charge a Janesville man with providing cocaine to a Delavan man, according to a criminal complaint filed Wednesday.
Walworth County sheriff’s deputies and federal Drug Enforcement Administration agents reported that Cristian F. Rodriguez, 26, now of 3505 Randolph Road, Janesville, supplied multiple ounces of cocaine to Christian Montano, 25, of W7955 Creek Road, Trailer 690, Delavan.
Rodriguez and Montano were among the 16 drug arrests the sheriff’s office announced last week. Rodriguez was a main “source of supply” for Montano, the complaint states.
Rodriguez is charged with three counts of party to delivering more than 40 grams of cocaine in the town of Darien. One ounce is about 28 grams.
Rodriguez in the summer and in December twice supplied Montano with cocaine that was later sold to a confidential informant, according to the complaint.
Walworth County prosecutors charged Montano on Thursday with two counts of delivering more than 40 grams of cocaine, seven counts of delivering between 15 and 40 grams, and two counts of cocaine possession.
On Dec. 6, according to the complaint, Montano texted Rodriguez and asked if he was “working” the next day, to which Rodriguez responded, “Yes.”
“Oh, alright,” Montano texted. “Because I have someone wants to come to see how much would it be to get 2 windows: be he wanted the price.”
A “window” refers to an ounce of cocaine, the complaint states.
In a Dec. 12 phone call, Montano told Rodriguez a window was messed up and nobody wanted it, so he wanted to exchange it for a different one, according to the complaint.
Police later observed Rodriguez driving to Montano’s Delavan home, the complaint states. A confidential informant then bought cocaine from Montano on Dec. 13.
Judge Kristine Drettwan on Feb. 23 set a $20,000 cash bond for Montano, who is scheduled for an adjourned initial appearance at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 7.
Also on Feb. 23, Drettwan set a $10,000 cash bond for Rodriguez, who then posted it, court records show. He is set to make his initial appearance at 1:15 p.m. Monday, March 5.