FILED: February 1, 2006

IN THE COURT OF APPEALS OF THE STATE OF OREGON

STATE OF OREGON,

Respondent,

v.

CHARLES KAVIN LENNON,
aka Charles Cavin Lennon,

Appellant.

02C-46833; A122082

Appeal from Circuit Court, Marion County.

Albin W. Norblad, Judge.

Submitted on record and briefs December 29, 2005.

Peter A. Ozanne, Executive Director, and Peter Gartlan, Chief Defender, and Louis R. Miles, Deputy Public Defender, Office of Public Defense Services, filed the brief for appellant.

Hardy Myers, Attorney General, and Mary H. Williams, Solicitor General, and Stacey RJ Guise, Assistant Attorney General, filed the brief for respondent.

Before Edmonds, Presiding Judge, and Linder and Wollheim,* Judges.

PER CURIAM

Sentence vacated; remanded for resentencing; otherwise affirmed.

*Wollheim, J., vice Richardson, S. J.

PER CURIAM

Defendant was convicted of delivery of a controlled substance and received an upward departure sentence of 80 months' imprisonment and 36 months' post-prison supervision. He challenges both his conviction and sentence. We reject without discussion defendant's arguments regarding his conviction.

With respect to his sentence, defendant argues that the trial court's imposition of an upward departure sentence based on its finding that "prior incarcerations, probations, paroles, sanctions haven't worked" was erroneous under Blakely v. Washington, 542 US 296, 124 S Ct 2531, 159 L Ed 2d 403 (2004), and Apprendi v. New Jersey, 530 US 466, 120 S Ct 2348, 147 L Ed 2d 435 (2000), because the sentence was based on facts that were not admitted by defendant nor found by a jury. Although defendant did not advance such a challenge below, he argues that the imposition of the sentence should be reviewed as plain error. Under our decision in State v. Perez, 196 Or App 364, 102 P3d 705 (2004), rev allowed, 338 Or 488 (2005), the sentence is plainly erroneous. For the reason discussed in Perez, we exercise our discretion to correct the error.

Sentence vacated; remanded for resentencing; otherwise affirmed.


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