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2009-UP-573 - The State v. Earnest Vaughn, Sr

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

Earnest E. Vaughn, Sr., Appellant.


Appeal From Greenwood County
Wyatt T. Saunders, Jr, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2009-UP-573
Submitted November 2, 2009 – Filed December 3, 2009   


APPEAL DISMISSED


Appellate Defender LaNelle DuRant, of Columbia, for Appellant.

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Salley W. Elliott, of Columbia; and Solicitor Jerry  Peace, of Greenwood; for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Earnest E. Vaughn, Sr., appeals from his guilty plea to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, arguing his guilty plea failed to conform with the mandates set forth in Boykin v. Alabama, 395 U.S. 238 (1969).  After a thorough review of the record and 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., CURETON, A.J., and GOOLSBY, A.J., concur.


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