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2005-UP-111 - State v. Abrams
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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State,        Respondent,

v.

Dontriel Marquis Abrams,        Appellant.


Appeal From Anderson County
Alexander S. Macaulay, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2005-UP-111
Submitted February 1, 2005 – Filed February 11, 2005


APPEAL DISMISSED


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

Attorney General Henry D. McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Salley W. Elliot, all of Columbia; and Druanne D. White, of Anderson, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM: Dontriel Marquis Abrams appeals from his conviction for trafficking crack cocaine and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, arguing a police officer’s reference to his silence rendered his trial unfair.  Abrams’s counsel attached to the brief a petition to be relieved as counsel, stating that he had reviewed the record and concluded this appeal lacks merit.  Abrams filed a separate pro se brief arguing the trial court lack subject matter jurisdiction, and arguing the trial judge erred in failing to direct a verdict and sentencing him as a second-time offender.  After a thorough review of the record, counsel’s brief, and Abrams’s pro se brief 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 [1] Abrams’s appeal and grant counsel’s motion to be relieved.

APPEAL DISMISSED.

HEARN, C.J., KITTREDGE and WILLIAMS, JJ., concur.


[1] We decide this case without oral argument pursuant to Rule 215, SCACR.