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HUNLEY v. THE STATE.
69703.
BANKE, Chief Judge.
Drug violation. Walker Superior Court. Before Judge Loggins.
Robert L. Hunley pleaded guilty to two counts of selling phencyclidine and one count of selling marijuana, in violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act, and was sentenced to 20 years' imprisonment. He filed a timely pro se notice of appeal, and thereafter the trial court appointed counsel to prosecute the appeal. See generally Smith v. State, 253 Ga. 169 (316 SE2d 757) (1984). His appointed counsel has now filed a motion to withdraw and supporting brief pursuant to Bethay v. State, 237 Ga. 625 (229 SE2d 406) (1976).
The transcript of the proceedings below reflects that the appellant was represented by counsel and was properly informed of his applicable rights and of the consequences of his plea. It also supports the trial court's determination, made after careful inquiry, that the appellant entered his plea voluntarily and intelligently. See generally Boykin v. Alabama, 395 U. S. 238 (89 SC 1709, 23 LE2d 274) (1969); State v. Germany, 245 Ga. 326 (265 SE2d 13) (1980). After considering the matters raised in the brief and conducting a thorough examination of the record and transcript to determine independently whether there was any ground for reversal, this court previously determined that there was no arguable merit to the appeal and granted the motion to withdraw. Accordingly, we now affirm the conviction.
Judgment affirmed. McMurray, P. J., and Benham, J., concur.
DECIDED FEBRUARY 13, 1985.
Thursday May 21 16:38 EDT


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