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2010-UP-040 - The State v. Forrest Werts

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

Forrest D. Werts, Appellant.


Appeal From Richland County
Kenneth G. Goode, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2010-UP-040
Submitted January 4, 2010 – Filed January 26, 2010   


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, and Solicitor Warren B. Giese, all of Columbia, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Forrest D. Werts appeals his conviction for possession of crack cocaine.  Werts argues the trial court erred in failing to advise him that by pleading guilty, he was waiving his right to a unanimous jury 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.

HUFF, A.C.J., GEATHERS, J., and CURETON, A.J., concur.


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