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2009-UP-489 - State v. Brannon

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

Craig M. Brannon, Appellant.


Appeal From Lexington County
James W. Johnson, Jr., Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2009-UP-489
Submitted October 1, 2009 – Filed October 21, 2009   


APPEAL DISMISSED


Deputy Chief Appellate Defender Wanda H. Carter, 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 Donald V. Myers, of Lexington, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Craig M. Brannon was convicted of possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and was sentenced to life without parole (LWOP).  Brannon appeals arguing: (1) the trial court erred in failing to grant a directed verdict; and (2) the State's notice of intent to seek LWOP was insufficient.  Brannon also filed a pro se brief.  After a thorough review of the record, counsel's brief, and Brannon's 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 the appeal and grant counsel's motion to be relieved.[1]

APPEAL DISMISSED. 

SHORT, WILLIAMS, and GEATHERS, JJ., concur. 


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