The consent needed to justify a search and seizure under N.C. Gen. Stat. § 15A-221 must be given:

(1)        By the person to be searched;

(2)        By the registered owner of a vehicle to be searched or by the person in apparent control of its operation and contents at the time the consent is given;

(3)        By a person who by ownership or otherwise is reasonably apparently entitled to give or withhold consent to a search of premises. (1973, c. 1286, s. 1.)