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Brittney Griner found guilty of drug possession, sentenced to 9 years by Russian court

A Russian court on Thursday sentenced U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner to nine years in prison after finding her guilty of deliberately bringing cannabis-infused vape cartridges into Russia despite them being illegal. “This is a miscarriage of justice,” Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow Elizabeth Rood said outside of the courts after the sentence.