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WorldNew York college student jailed for medical marijuana in Russia is freed

10:11  18 september  2019
10:11  18 september  2019 Source:   nbcnews.com

American film student held in Russian jail for medical marijuana: Officials

American film student held in Russian jail for medical marijuana: Officials 19 year-old New York film student from Staten Island in jail in Russia in St Petersburg for bringing in medical mairjuana.

A New York City college student held in Russia for possessing medicinal marijuana has pleaded guilty and has been freed , according to a court statement. The St. Petersburg court system wrote on its Telegram channel that she was fined the 5 after finding her guilty of drug possession.

Audrey Lorber, a student at Pace University, was stopped at the airport in St. Petersburg with 19.05 grams of medical marijuana . Please read the rules before joining the discussion. New York college student arrested in Russia over medical marijuana possession.

A New York City college student held in Russia for possessing medicinal marijuana has pleaded guilty and has been freed, according to a court statement.

Audrey Eliza Lorber has been freed and fined 15,000 rubles, or around $235, and her pre-trial detention was counted as time served for her sentence, the court said in its statement Monday.

New York college student jailed for medical marijuana in Russia is freed© via Instagram Audrey Lorber

Lorber had 19.05 grams, about two-thirds of an ounce, of cannabis in her belongings when she was searched at Pulkovo Airport in St. Petersburg, according to a previous statement by the St. Petersburg court system.

That statement was issued Sept. 2, but it did not say when the alleged offense occurred.

The St. Petersburg court statement about her arrest said Lorber's contraband was for medicinal purposes but that arrangement did not apply to the territory of Russia.

Lorber is a student at Pace University in New York, the university has confirmed. She lives on Staten Island.

The St. Petersburg court system wrote on its Telegram channel that she was fined the $235 after finding her guilty of drug possession.

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