Examination of the substance in Brittney Griner’s vape cartridges violated Russian law, defense expert says


The examination of the substance contained in vape cartridges that WNBA star Brittney Griners carried at a Moscow airport in February did not comply with Russian law, a defense expert testified Tuesday in her high-stakes drug-smuggling trial.

Among the violations is that results of the examination do not show the amount of THC in the substance, Griner’s lawyer, Maria Blagovolina, said after the hearing.

“The examination does not comply with the law in terms of the completeness of the study and does not comply with the norms of the Code of Criminal Procedure, forensic chemist Dmitry Gladyshev testified for the defense during the roughly two-hour session. . .