Attempted Trafficking by Possession In North Carolina

In State v. Shook, 155 N.C. App. 183, 573 S.E.2d 249 (2002), the defendant was convicted of attempted trafficking by possession of more then 28 grams. An undercover police officer ordered one ounce of cocaine from defendant. Defendant returned with what she stated was one ounce of cocaine. Subsequent to defendant's arrest the cocaine was weighed and the weight was 27.1 grams. An ounce is equivalent to 28.350 grams. Because the defendant stated she was delivering an ounce, a quantity more than the 28 gram trafficking amount, defendant's conviction of attempted trafficking was affirmed. Id. at 187, 573 S.E.2d at 252.