In The Court of Appeals

The State,        Respondent,


Robert Benson,        Appellant.

Appeal From Spartanburg County
Gary E. Clary, Circuit Court Judge

Unpublished Opinion No. 2003-UP-202 
Submitted January 29, 2003 – Filed March 17, 2003


Assistant Appellate Defender Tara S. Taggart, of Columbia, for Appellant.

Deputy Director for Legal Services Teresa A. Knox, Legal Counsel Tommy Evans, Jr. and Legal Counsel J. Benjamin Aplin, all of Columbia, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Robert Benson (Appellant) pled guilty to a charge of distributing crack cocaine.  Judge Frank Eppes sentenced him to fifteen years in prison, suspended upon the service of five years probation.  Appellant was subsequently charged with violating the terms of his probation.  After a hearing, Judge Gary E. Clary revoked his probation in full and reinstated his fifteen-year sentence, allowing him credit for time served.

On appeal, counsel for Appellant has filed a final brief along with a petition to be relieved as counsel.  Appellant has not filed a pro se response.  After a thorough 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 the appeal and grant counsel’s petition to be relieved.     


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

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