State v. Hough, 367 N.C. 79 (Jun. 27, 2013)

With one Justice not taking part in the decision and the others equally divided, the court, per curiam, left undisturbed the decision below, State v. Hough, 202 N.C. App. 674 (Mar. 2, 2010). In the decision below, the Court of Appeals held that no Crawford violation occurred when reports done by non-testifying analyst as to composition and weight of controlled substances were admitted as the basis of a testifying expert’s opinion on those matters. [Author’s note: Because the Justices were equally divided, the decision, although undisturbed, has no precedential value.]