NC Gen Stat 90-95(H)(4) Case Example

In State v. Jones, 85 N.C. App. 56, 354 S.E.2d 251 (1987) the Court addressed the construction of the trafficking in opiates or heroin statute, N.C. Gen. Stat. 90-95(h)(4) the Court stated "clearly, the legislature's use of the word 'mixture' establishes that the total weight of the dosage units . . . is a sufficient basis to charge a suspect with trafficking." Id. at 68, 354 S.E.2d at 258. Additionally, this Court noted that this interpretation had been held to be constitutional under Article I 19 of the North Carolina Constitution and the due process and equal protection clauses of the United States Constitution. Id.