THIS OPINION HAS NO PRECEDENTIAL VALUE. IT SHOULD NOT BE CITED OR RELIED ON AS PRECEDENT IN ANY PROCEEDING EXCEPT AS PROVIDED BY RULE 239(d)(2), SCACR.
THE STATE OF SOUTH
In The Court of Appeals
The State, Respondent,
Anthony Tyrone Gilchrist, Appellant.
Appeal From Greenwood
John W. Kittredge, Circuit Court Judge
Wyatt T. Saunders, Jr, Circuit Court Judge
Submitted February 20, 2004 – File May 7, 2004
Assistant Appellate Defender Eleanor Duffy Cleary, 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 William Townes Jones, of Greenwood, for Respondent.
PER CURIAM: Anthony Tyrone Gilchrist appeals his conviction for distribution of crack cocaine. Gilchrist’s appellate counsel has petitioned to be relieved as counsel, stating she has reviewed the record and has concluded Gilchrist’s appeal is without merit. The issue briefed by counsel concerns whether the trial court erred in declining to direct a verdict for the defense. Gilchrist has not filed any documents with this court on his own behalf.
After a review of the record as required by Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967), and State v. Williams, 305 S.C. 116, 406 S.E.2d 357 (1991), we hold there are no directly appealable issues in this case that are arguable on their merits. Accordingly, we dismiss Gilchrist’s appeal and grant counsel’s petition to be relieved.1
GOOLSBY, HUFF, and
HOWARD, JJ., concur.
1 Because oral argument would not aid the court in resolving the issues on appeal, we decide this case without oral argument pursuant to Rules 215 and 220(b)(2), SCACR.