In The Court of Appeals

The State,        Respondent,


Joey Hanks,        Appellant.

Appeal From Anderson County
Alexander S. Macaulay, Circuit Court Judge

Unpublished Opinion No. 2003-UP-173
Submitted January 10, 2003 Ė Filed March 4, 2003††


Assistant Appellate Defender Aileen P. Clare, 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 Druanne Dykes White, of Anderson; for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:† Joey Hanks appeals from his guilty plea to multiple charges arising from a traffic stop.† Hanks argues that prior to accepting his plea, the trial court erred by not granting his motion to suppress evidence allegedly obtained pursuant to an unlawful search.† Counsel for Hanks attached to her brief a petition to be relived as counsel, stating she had reviewed the record and concluded Hanksís appeal lacks merit.† Hanks filed a separate pro se brief.† After a thorough review of the record, Hanksís pro se brief, and counselís 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 [1] Hanksís appeal and grant counselís motion to be relived.


HEARN, C.J., GOOLSBY and SHULER, JJ., concur.

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