WNBA’s Brittney Griner Remains in Russian Custody With the war in Ukraine continuing, WNBA star Brittney Griner still remains in Russian custody for possession of vape cartridges containing cannabis oil. Members of the U.S. State Department have been unable to meet with the Phoenix Mercury star, who was arrested weeks ago. Najee Ali of Project Islamic HOPE has told reporters that all avenues are being considered to get Griner home. “We need to exhaust all avenues,” said Ali. “Right now, former President Trump does have an amicable relationship with Putin. So right now if it does take reaching out to former President Trump to get Americans home, then so be it.” Griner could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted.