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2009-UP-211 - State v. Masters

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

William Bailey Masters, Jr., Appellant.


Appeal From Greenville County
 C. Victor Pyle, Jr., Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2009-UP-211
Submitted April 1, 2009 – Filed May 19, 2009   


APPEAL DISMISSED


Appellate Defender Robert M. Pachak, 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; and Solicitor Robert M. Ariail, of Greenville, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM: William Bailey Masters, Jr., appeals his conviction and sentence  for trafficking in methamphetamine.  He argues the trial judge erred in denying his motion for a directed verdict.  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 the appeal and grant counsel’s motion to be relieved.[1]

APPEAL DISMISSED.

HEARN, C.J., PIEPER and LOCKEMY, JJ., concur


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