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2008-UP-654 - State v. Walters

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

Marion Anthony Walters, Appellant.


Appeal From Richland County
 J. Ernest Kinard, Jr., Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2008-UP-654
Submitted December 1, 2008 – Filed December 4, 2008   


APPEAL DISMISSED


Appellate Defender Kathrine H. Hudgins, of Columbia, for Appellant.

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Salley W. Elliott, all of Columbia; Solicitor Warren Blair Giese, of Columbia, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM: Walters appeals his sentences for distribution of cocaine, arguing the plea judge abused his discretion in imposing three concurrent six year sentences.  After a thorough review of the record and counsel’s 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] Walters’s appeal and grant counsel’s motion to be relieved.

APPEAL DISMISSED.

Hearn, C.J., Short and Konduros, JJ., concur


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