State v. Hinson, 203 N.C. App. 172 (Apr. 6, 2010)

rev’d on other grounds, 364 N.C. 414 (Oct. 8, 2010)

The offense of manufacturing a controlled substance does not require an intent to distribute unless the activity constituting manufacture is preparing or compounding. An indictment charging the defendant with manufacturing methamphetamine “by chemically combining and synthesizing precursor chemicals” does not charge compounding but rather charges chemically synthesizing and thus the State was not required to prove an intent to distribute.