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NO. COA06-1333


Filed: 5 June 2007


         v.                        Henderson County
                                No. 05 CRS 51521

    Appeal by defendant from judgment entered 29 March 2006 by Judge Jerry Cash Martin in Henderson County Superior Court. Heard in the Court of Appeals 4 June 2007.

    Attorney General Roy Cooper, by Assistant Attorney General Patrick S. Wooten, for the State.

    Leslie C. Rawls for defendant-appellant.

    LEVINSON, Judge.

    Mona Michelle Prince (defendant) was convicted by a jury on 29 March 2006 of trafficking in methamphetamine. Defendant was sentenced to 70 to 84 months imprisonment. Defendant appeals.
    Defense counsel represents that she has been unable to identify any issues that, in her opinion, have sufficient merit to support an argument and, consequently, submits the appellant's 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).
    By letter dated 16 November 2006, defense counsel informed defendant that in her opinion she was unable to find error in hertrial and that defendant could file her own arguments with this Court, if she so desired. Copies of the transcript, record, and the brief filed by counsel were sent to defendant. Accordingly, we hold that defendant's counsel has substantially complied with the holdings in Anders and Kinch.
    Defendant has not filed any written arguments in this Court, and a reasonable time for her to have done so has passed.
    In accordance with Anders, we have fully examined the record to determine whether any issues of arguable merit appear therefrom. Finding no possible prejudicial error, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.
    No error.
    Judges MCCULLOUGH and STEELMAN concur.
    Report per Rule 30(e)

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