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2011-UP-207 - State v. Staple

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

Keith Staple, Appellant.


Appeal From Beaufort County
Steven H. John, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2011-UP-207
Submitted May 1, 2011 – Filed May 4, 2011   


APPEAL DISMISSED


Appellate Defender Robert M. Pachak, of Columbia, for Appellant.

Attorney General Alan Wilson, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, and Assistant Deputy Attorney General Salley W. Elliott, all of Columbia; and Solicitor Issac McDuffie Stone, III, of Beaufort, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Keith Staple appeals his convictions for trafficking in cocaine, arguing his guilty plea did not comply with the mandates set forth in Boykin v. Alabama, 395 U.S. 238 (1969).  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, WILLIAMS, and THOMAS, JJ., concur.


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