State v. Steele, ___ N.C. App. ___, 817 S.E.2d 487 (Jul. 3, 2018)

In this drug trafficking case, the defendant’s Confrontation Clause rights were not violated when the trial court admitted statements made by a non-testifying confidential informant. The statements were not admitted for the truth of the matter asserted but rather to explain subsequent steps taken by officers in the investigation, and the trial court gave a limiting instruction to that effect.