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2009-UP-526 - The State v. Herman Belton

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

Herman Belton, Appellant.


Appeal From Anderson County
Thomas W. Cooper, Jr., Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No.   2009-UP-526
Submitted November 2,2009 – Filed November 19, 2009


APPEAL DISMISSED


Appellate Defender Lanelle Durant, of Columbia, for Appellant. 

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, and Assistant Deputy Attorney General Salley W. Elliott, all of Columbia; and Solicitor Christina T. Adams, of Anderson, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Herman Belton appeals his conviction and sentence for trafficking in crack cocaine, more than one hundred grams, arguing the trial court erred in refusing to suppress drug evidence obtained during a stop that lacked probable cause.  After a thorough review of the record and briefs 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] Belton's appeal and grant counsel's petition to be relieved. 

APPEAL DISMISSED.

SHORT, THOMAS, and KONDUROS, JJ., concur.


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