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2007-UP-423 - State v. Dukes

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 CAROLINA|
In the Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

Michael A. Dukes, Appellant.


Appeal from Horry County
Edward B. Cottingham, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2007-UP-423
Submitted October 1, 2007 – Filed October 8, 2007


APPEAL DISMISSED


Appellate Defender Aileen P. Clare, South Carolina Commission on Indigent Defense,  of Columbia, for Appellant.

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Salley W. Elliot, Office of the Attorney General, of Columbia; and Solicitor J. Gregory Hembree,  of Conway, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Michael A. Dukes appeals his conviction of trafficking in crack cocaine for which he received a sentence of eighteen years confinement.  He maintains the trial court erred by denying his motion for a directed verdict because the state failed to prove actual or constructive possession.  Dukes also asserts numerous pro se arguments.  After a thorough review of the record, counsel’s brief, and Dukes’ 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] Dukes’ appeal and grant counsel’s motion to be relieved.

APPEAL DISMISSED.

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


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