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2004-UP-107 - State v. Thompson

In The Court of Appeals

The State,        Respondent,


John Thompson,        Appellant.

Appeal From Horry County
James E. Lockemy, Circuit Court Judge

Unpublished Opinion No. 2004-UP-107
Submitted December 23, 2003 – Filed February 18, 2004


Assistant 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 Charles H. Richardson, of Columbia, and Solicitor John Gregory Hembree, of Conway, for Respondents.

PER CURIAM:  John Thompson was convicted of distribution of heroin, sentenced to eighteen-years imprisonment, and fined $50,000.  Pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967), Thompson’s counsel attached a petition to be relieved as counsel.  Thompson filed a pro se response.

After review of the record 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 Fortune’s appeal and grant counsel’s petition to be relieved.


GOOLSBY, HOWARD, and KITTRIDGE, JJ., concurring.

[1] Because oral argument would not aid the Court in resolving any issue on appeal, we decide this case without oral argument pursuant to Rule 215 and 220(b)(2), SCACR.