A Russian court sentences WNBA
A Russian court sentences WNBA star Brittney Griner to 9 years on drug charges
A Russian court has found Brittney Griner guilty on drug smuggling and possession charges.
The widely expected verdict comes after a monthlong trial
nearly six months after the basketball star was arrested at a Moscow-area airport with cannabis vape cartridges in her luggage.
The judge sentenced Griner to nine years in prison.
Her charges carried up to 10 years
the Russian prosecution had requested a sentence of nine years
six months in a penal colony.
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