A guilty plea was entered by Brittney Griner on drug charges.

A guilty plea was entered by Brittney Griner on drug charges.

Brittney Griner acknowledged to carrying cannabis into Russia, but said she packed quickly and had no intention of breaching the law.

If convicted, the Phoenix Mercury Center and Olympic medallist could get 10 years.

Griner's trial officially started last Friday, thus this was her second court appearance.

Her counsel said the trial, which might last up to two months and need many prosecution sessions before the defense's turn, was originally ordered to go that long.

Authorities at Sheremetyevo International Airport allegedly found cannabis vape cartridges in Griner's luggage on Feb. 17, a week before Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

She was going there because, like many WNBA players, she supplements her salary by playing for a Russian club in the U.S. summer.

Before leaving for her trip, Griner allegedly purchased two cartridges containing 0.252 grams and 0.45 grams of hash oil for personal use.

Two customs officers who were on duty at the airport when Griner's baggage were scrutinized testified at a hearing last week.