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Russia has extended the detention for U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner

A court in Russia has extended the pre-trial detention for WNBA star Brittney Griner.

Griner, who was detained in February, will remain in custody at least through July 2, according to Russian state media outlet TASS.

The 31-year-old was taken into custody at Sheremetyevo International Airport, near Moscow, on Feb. 17 after officials allegedly found vape cartridges with hashish oil in her bag. Hasish oil is illegal to possess in Russia.

Her detention was extended for another 18 days at "the request of the investigation," according to a representative from the Khimki Court of the Moscow Region, per TASS.

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