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United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Daniel RODRIGUEZ-SANTOS, Defendant-Appellant.

No. 19-30187

Decided: September 16, 2020

Before: TASHIMA, SILVERMAN, and OWENS, Circuit Judges. Benjamin David Seal, Assistant U.S. Attorney, DOJ-USAO, Yakima, WA, for Plaintiff - Appellee Daniel Rodriguez-Santos, Pro Se


Daniel Rodriguez-Santos appeals from the district court's judgment and challenges his jury-trial conviction and 144-month sentence for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(B)(viii), and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)(A). Pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738, 87 S.Ct. 1396, 18 L.Ed.2d 493 (1967), Rodriguez-Santos's counsel has filed a brief stating that there are no grounds for relief, along with a motion to withdraw as counsel of record. Rodriguez-Santos has filed a pro se supplemental brief. No answering brief has been filed.

Our independent review of the record pursuant to Penson v. Ohio, 488 U.S. 75, 80, 109 S.Ct. 346, 102 L.Ed.2d 300 (1988), discloses no arguable grounds for relief on direct appeal. Contrary to Rodriguez-Santos's argument in his pro se brief, counsel's brief comports with the requirements of Anders. See Anders, 386 U.S. at 744, 87 S.Ct. 1396.

Counsel's motion to withdraw is GRANTED.


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