Brittney Griner only had 0.7 grams of THC when detained by Russian authorities

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The American Professional basketball The player only had 0.7 grams of THC on her when she was arrested by Russian authorities.

The WNBA star, 31, was arrested at a Russian airport in February this year after Russian police allegedly found canisters of cannabis oil in his luggage, which have now been confirmed to contain less of one gram of THC.

Following a preliminary closed hearing last Monday (June 27), basketball player Phoenix Mercury’s detention was extended for a further six months, until December 20.

Brittney Griner only had 0.7 grams of THC on her when she was detained. Credit: Alamy

The 6ft 9in athlete could face 10 years in prison if convicted of large-scale drug transport.

Charge d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Elizabeth Rood, attended Griner’s trial on Wednesday, June 27, and later issued a statement to reporters in attendance.

“I had the opportunity to speak with Ms. Griner in the courtroom,” Ms. Rood said.

Ms Rood continued: ‘She is doing as well as expected in these difficult circumstances and has asked me to convey that she is in good spirits and keeping the faith.’

“The Russian Federation has wrongfully detained Ms. Griner,” she concluded, assuring people that “the U.S. government, at the highest level, is working very hard to bring back Ms. Griner and all wrongfully detained U.S. citizens.” home safely.”

The 6ft 9in athlete could face 10 years in prison if convicted of large-scale drug transport.  Credit: Shutterstock
The 6ft 9in athlete could face 10 years in prison if convicted of large-scale drug transport. Credit: Shutterstock

Griner’s wife, Cherelle, spoke to CNN about the situation, revealing that his wife was forced into a “very, very, very small cage” for every five-hour trip to court in Russia,

“It’s really, really difficult. This is not a situation where the rhetoric matches the action,” Cherelle began.

She continued: “I unfortunately have to push people to make sure the things they say to me are also consistent with their actions and so that’s been the hardest thing to balance because I can’t let go.

It’s been over 130 days and [Griner]still hasn’t come back,” she concluded.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken took to Twitter on Friday July 1 to share his support for Griner.

Blinken mentioned the official account of the US Embassy in Moscow and tweeted: “[US Embassy Moscow] Officials attended Brittney Griner’s trial today in Moscow. We — and I personally — have no higher priority than getting her and other wrongfully detained Americans, including Paul Whelan, home. We won’t stop working until they are reunited with their loved ones.”

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