Reports: Brittney Griner released from Russian prison in prisoner swap

Photo by: Brittany Griner - Facebook
Photo by: Brittany Griner - Facebook

(Washington, DC) -- Reports say WNBA star Brittney Griner is out of Russian custody.

She was exchanged for Viktor Bout, a Russian arms dealer.

Earlier this fall, a Russian court upheld Griner's drug conviction and nine-year prison sentence. She was in custody since February when screeners at a Moscow airport found vape cartridges containing a small amount of hashish in her luggage.

CBS News reports President Biden gave his approval to the prisoner swap in the last week.