State v. Adams, 218 N.C. App. 589 (Feb. 7, 2012)

In a trafficking by possession case, the evidence was sufficient to show constructive possession. After receiving a phone call from an individual named Shaw requesting cocaine, the defendant contacted a third person, Armstrong, to obtain the drugs. The defendant picked up Armstrong in a truck and drove to a location that the defendant had arranged with Shaw for the purchase. The defendant knew that Armstrong had the cocaine. Officers found cocaine on scales in the center of the truck. The defendant’s facilitation of the transaction by providing the vehicle, transportation, and arranging the location constituted sufficient incriminating circumstances to support a finding of constructive possession.