State v. Hazel, 226 N.C. App. 336 (Apr. 2, 2013)

There was sufficient evidence that the defendant had constructive possession of heroin found in an apartment that was not owned or rented by him. Evidence that the defendant was using the apartment included that he had a key to the apartment on his key ring, his clothing was found in the bedroom, he was seen entering and exiting the apartment shortly before the drug transaction, and he characterize the apartment as "where he was staying." Also, the defendant told the officer he had more heroin in the apartment and once inside lead them directly to it. The defendant also told the officers that his roommate was not involved with heroin and knew nothing of the defendant’s involvement with drugs.