THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State,        Respondent,

v.

Christopher Tucker,        Appellant,


Appeal From Richland County
Henry F. Floyd, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2003-UP-608
Submitted August 20, 2003 Ė Filed October 20, 2003†††


APPEAL DISMISSED


Assistant Appellate Defender Eleanor Duffy Cleary, 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; Solicitor Warren B. Giese, of Columbia; for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:† Christopher Tucker appeals from his guilty plea to distribution of crack cocaine and distribution of crack cocaine within the proximity of a school or park, arguing the trial judge violated the mandate of Boykin v. Alabama, 395 U.S. 238 (1965), by accepting his plea.† Tuckerís counsel attached to the brief a petition to be relieved as counsel, stating that she had reviewed the record and concluded this appeal lacks merit.† After a thorough review of the record 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] Tuckerís appeal and grant counselís motion to be relieved.

APPEAL DISMISSED.

HEARN, C.J., ANDERSON and CURETON, JJ., concur.


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