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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