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Criminal Practice – Cocaine Possession – Constitutional – Confrontation Right – Expert’s Report (access required)

State v. Jones Our Court of Appeals held, Where the state’s expert who identified the substance seized from defendant as cocaine did not testify, defendant was denied his constitutional right to confront the witnesses against him. However, it appears that appellate counsel was unaware of the existence of (1) the crime lab report showing a substance to be cocaine and (2) the G.S. § 90-95 notice provided to defendant’s trial counsel by the D.A.’s office indicating an intent to introduce the report into evidence.

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