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2011-UP-054 - State v. Blake

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

Derick Tyrone Blake, Appellant.


Appeal From York County
John C. Hayes, III, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2011-UP-054
Submitted January 4, 2011 – Filed February 10, 2011   


APPEAL DISMISSED


Appellate Defender M. Celia Robinson, of Columbia, for Appellant.

Attorney General Alan Wilson, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Salley W. Elliott, all of Columbia; and Solicitor Kevin Scott Brackett, of York, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM: Derick Tyrone Blake appeals his convictions for distribution of crack-cocaine and distribution of crack-cocaine within proximity of a park, and his corresponding concurrent fifteen-year sentences.  Blake's counsel argues the trial court erred in allowing the State to question Blake in violation of their attorney-client privilege and in denying Blake's directed verdict motion.  Blake filed a pro se brief alleging prosecutorial misconduct, due process violations, and lack of subject matter jurisdiction.  After a thorough review of the record and both 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] the appeal and grant counsel's motion to be relieved.

APPEAL DISMISSED.

THOMAS, PIEPER, and GEATHERS, JJ., concur. 


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