Brittney Griner, a member of the Phoenix Mercury, entered a plea of guilty to drug charges in a Russian court on Thursday. She may spend up to 10 years in jail.
The trial for "large-scale drug transportation," which in Russia carries a sentence of up to 10 years in prison, is taking place against the 31-year-old Griner.
The 31-year-old Griner is on trial for "large-scale drug transportation, a crime that in Russia carries a penalty of up to 10 years in prison"
On July 7, more than four months after her detention, Griner admitted guilt in a Russian court to drug-related offences. Griner, though, maintains that she had "no intent" despite her plea.
According to the prosecution, Griner bought two cartridges containing 0.252 grammes and 0.45 grammes of hash oil for her own use before going on her vacation.
On February 17, Griner was held at Sheremetyevo International Airport following an allegation made by the Russian Federal Customs Service
If found guilty, the Phoenix Mercury Center player and Olympic champion could spend up to 10 years behind bars.
The hearing at the Khimki District Court in Moscow has ended. Griner left the courtroom without making any comments to the press.
Griner plays for the Phoenix Mercury of the WNBA, one of the most successful teams in the women's professional league in the United States.