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2009-UP-297 - State v. Billups

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals


The State, Respondent,

v.

Leon Billups, Appellant.


Appeal From Clarendon County
George C. James, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2009-UP-297
Submitted May 1, 2009 – Filed June 8, 2009


APPEAL DISMISSED


Appellate Defender Eleanor Duffy Cleary, 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 Cecil Kelly Jackson, of Sumter, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Leon Billups appeals his guilty pleas and sentences for two counts of cocaine base distribution and distribution of cocaine base in proximity of a school, arguing the plea court failed to advise him of the constitutional rights he would be waiving by pleading guilty.  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., THOMAS, and KONDUROS, JJ., concur.

 

 


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