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NELSON v. THE STATE.
61172.
SMITH, Judge.
Drug violation. Henry Superior Court. Before Judge Crumbley.
Appellant was convicted of the offense of violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act. After the appeal on the drug conviction to this Court was filed, appellant's counsel filed a request for permission to withdraw from the case. In Bethay v. State, 237 Ga. 625 (229 SE2d 406), it was held that appointed counsel may withdraw from a case on appeal to this Court if he complies with the rules set forth in Anders v. California, 386 U. S. 738 (87 SC 1396, 18 LE2d 493). We find that all of the requirements of Anders have been met.
As required by Bethay, supra, we have fully examined the record and transcript to determine if the appeal is, in fact, frivolous. We find that it is. Accordingly, counsel is granted permission to withdraw and the appeal is dismissed.
E. Byron Smith, District Attorney, for appellee.
Arch W. McGarity, for appellant.
DECIDED NOVEMBER 14, 1980.
Friday May 22 01:00 EDT


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