State v. Washburn, 201 N.C. App. 93 (Nov. 17, 2009)

The fact that an officer who received the tip at issue had been receiving accurate information from the informant for nearly thirteen years sufficiently established the informant’s reliability. The affidavit sufficiently described the source of the informant’s information as a waitress who had been involved with the defendant. The reliability of the information was further established by an officer’s independent investigation.