THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals


The State,        Respondent,

v.

James Lawton,        Appellant.


Appeal From Aiken County
Rodney A. Peeples, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2003-UP-619
Submitted August 20, 2003 Ė Filed October 21, 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 and Assistant Deputy Attorney General Charles H. Richardson, all of Columbia; and Solicitor Barbara R. Morgan, of Aiken, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:† James Lawton pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute marijuana within proximity of a school, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession with intent to distribute cocaine within proximity of a school, and possession with intent to distribute cocaine.† He was sentenced to fifteen years, suspended upon the service of thirteen years and five years probation for possession with intent to distribute cocaine; ten years, suspended upon the service of seven years and five years probation for the possession with intent to distribute cocaine within proximity of a school; five years for possession with intent to distribute marijuana, consecutive to possession with intent to distribute cocaine, but concurrent with possession with intent to distribute cocaine within proximity of a school; and seven years for possession with intent to distribute marijuana within proximity of a school, consecutive to possession with intent to distribute cocaine, but concurrent with possession with intent to distribute cocaine within proximity of a school and possession with intent to distribute marijuana within proximity of a school.† Lawtonís appellate counsel filed a brief pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967).† Counsel additionally submitted a petition to be relieved from representation, asserting there are no directly appealable issues of arguable merit.† Lawton filed a pro se response with the Court.

After a review of the record pursuant to Anders and State v. Williams, 305 S.C. 116, 406 S.E.2d 357 (1991), we dismiss the appeal and grant counselís petition to be relieved. [1]

APPEAL DISMISSED.

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


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