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Russian court sentences Brittney Griner to 9 years in prison

Brittney Griner found guilty on drug charges. Griner sentenced to 9 years in prison by Russian court.

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On Thursday, a Russian court found Brittney Griner guilty of drug charges and sentenced her to nine years in prison.
The WNBA star was arrested nearly six months ago at an airport in Moscow after authorities found a vape cartridge containing cannabis oil in her luggage.
In her final remarks, Griner said, “I made an honest mistake, and I hope in your ruling it does not end my life.”
Griner’s legal team have stated that they intend to appeal the verdict.
Judge Anna Sotnikova said Griner’s time served since February would count toward her sentence, fining Griner 1 million rubles, which translates to roughly $16,700.

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