Here's the objection I would make:

"I object to this exhibit. The note is irrelevant and not admissible under Rule 402. The fact that Smith and Jones wrote his name on a piece of paper has no tendency to help distinguish whether Harper was part of the conspiracy, or they just copied his name out of the phone book."

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