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2008-UP-501 - State v. Brown

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

Kevin L. Brown, Appellant.


Appeal From Beaufort County
Roger M. Young, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2008-UP-501
Submitted September 2, 2008 – Filed September 5, 2008


AFFIRMED


Appellate Defender Robert M. Pachak, 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. Elliott, Assistant Attorney General Deborah Shupe, all of Columbia; and Solicitor David M. Pascoe, Jr.,  of Summerville, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Kevin L. Brown appeals his conviction for possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine.  Brown contends the court erred in allowing the State to amend his indictment because the amendment changed the nature of the charge against him.  We affirm[1] pursuant to Rule 220(b), SCACR, and the following authority: State v. Gentry, 363 S.C. 93, 102-03, 610 S.E.2d 494, 500 (2005) (holding the indictment is a notice document which is sufficient if (1) it states the offense charged with sufficient certainty and particularity to enable the court to know what judgment to pronounce, and for the defendant to know what he is called upon to answer, and (2) it apprises the defendant of the elements of the offense intended to be charged).

AFFIRMED.

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


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