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2005-UP-230 - State v. Bell
THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals


The State,                Respondent,

v.

Horace Rodney Bell,                Appellant.


Appeal From Aiken County
James C. Williams, Jr., Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2005-UP-230
Submitted April 1, 2005 – Filed April 6, 2005


APPEAL DISMISSED


Assistant Appellate Defender Tara S. Taggart, of Columbia, for Appellant.

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, and Assistant Deputy Attorney General Salley W. Elliott, all of Columbia; and Solicitor Barbara R. Morgan, of Aiken, for Respondent.


PER CURIAM:  Horace Rodney Bell pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute cocaine.  He was sentenced to seven years, suspended upon the service of eighteen months, plus two years probation.  Bell’s appellate counsel filed a brief pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967).  Counsel additionally submitted a petition to be relieved from representation, asserting there are no directly appealable issues of arguable merit.  Bell did not file a pro se response with the Court.

After a review of the record pursuant to Anders and State v. Williams, 305 S.C. 116, 406 S.E.2d 357 (1991), we dismiss the appeal and grant counsel’s petition to be relieved.[1]

APPEAL DISMISSED.

ANDERSON, BEATTY, and SHORT, JJ., concur.


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