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NO. COA02-1534


Filed: 3 June 2003


        v.                        Alamance County
                                No. 01 CRS 56575


    Appeal by defendant from judgment entered 25 April 2002 by Judge Orlando F. Hudson, Jr., in Alamance County Superior Court. Heard in the Court of Appeals 26 May 2003.

    Attorney General Roy Cooper, by Assistant Attorney General Frank G. Swindell, Jr., for the State.

    Brian Michael Aus, for defendant-appellant.

    CALABRIA, Judge.

    Defendant was charged with discharge of a firearm within city limits and with possession of a firearm by a felon. Following a jury trial, defendant was found guilty of possession of a firearm by a felon and sentenced to an active term of imprisonment of a minimum of 15 months and a maximum of 18 months. The Court suspended the sentence for a period of 24 months and placed defendant on 6 months of intensive supervised probation, to be followed by 18 months of supervised probation.
Defendant's counsel has filed a brief pursuant to Anders v.California, 386 U.S. 738, 18 L. Ed. 2d 493, reh'g denied, 388 U.S. 924, 18 L. Ed. 2d 1377 (1967) and State v. Kinch, 314 N.C. 99, 331 S.E.2d 665 (1985). Counsel has attached to the brief a letter dated 20 January 2003 advising defendant in accordance with these decisions. Defendant has not filed his own written arguments.
We have reviewed the record on appeal and briefs. We are unable to find any possible prejudicial error.
    No error.
    Judges MARTIN and McCULLOUGH concur.
    Report per Rule 30 (e).

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