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2004-UP-215 - State v. Jones

THIS OPINION HAS NO PRECEDENTIAL VALUE. IT SHOULD NOT BE CITED OR RELIED ON IN ANY PROCEEDING EXCEPT AS PROVIDED BY RULE 239(d)(2), SCACR.

THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State,        Respondent,

v.

James Lee Jones,        Appellant.


Appeal From Cherokee County
J. Derham Cole, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2004-UP-215
Submitted January 29, 2004 – Filed March 29, 2004


APPEAL DISMISSED


Assistant Appellate Defender Aileen P. Clare, Office of Appellate Defense, of Columbia, for Appellant.

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Charles H. Richardson, all of Columbia; and Solicitor Harold W. Gowdy, III, of Spartanburg, for Respondents.

PER CURIAM:  James Lee Jones was convicted of two counts of distribution of marijuana and sentenced to fifteen-years imprisonment on each charge.  Jones was also convicted of two counts of distribution of Klonopin, a schedule IV controlled substance, and sentenced to five years imprisonment for each count, with all sentences to run concurrently.  Pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967), Jones’s counsel attached a petition to be relieved as counsel.  Jones filed a pro se response.

After review of the record pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967) and State v. Williams, 305 S.C. 116, 406 S.E.2d 357 (1991), we dismiss Jones’s appeal and grant counsel’s petition to be relieved.

APPEAL DISMISSED. [1]

GOOLSBY, HOWARD, and KITTRIDGE, JJ., concurring.


[1] Because oral argument would not aid the Court in resolving any issue on appeal, we decide this case without oral argument pursuant to Rule 215 and 220(b)(2), SCACR.