Brittney Griner Sentenced To Nine Years In Jail
WNBA star Brittney Griner has been found guilty and sentenced to nine years in prison on drug smuggling charges in Russia.
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Griner was convicted in a Moscow courtroom on Thursday, nearly six months after she was arrested for possession of cannabis oil vape canisters in her luggage.
Griner’s attorneys claimed that she had brought the vapes by accident and had no criminal intent.
Griner told the courtroom “I never meant to break any laws here.”
U.S. Officials are reportedly trying to work out a prisoner swap with Russia to bring Griner back home.