Cops find grenade launcher in arsenal at ex-NBA player’s home

Robert Swift spent four years in the NBA with the Sonics and Thunder.

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Former Seattle Sonics and Oklahoma City Thunder player Robert Swift has been charged with a gun crime after police seized a grenade launcher and drugs during a raid of the Kirkland, Washington, home where he was living, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported.

Police reportedly found a military-style grenade launcher and sawed-off shotgun, among other weapons, in Swift’s bedroom during an Oct. 4 drug raid.

Swift, whom prosecutors described as a "heavily armed heroin addict," admitted he was helping his roommate, 54-year-old Trygve Bjorkstam, collect a drug debt. Bjorkstam is an alleged heroin dealer who’s facing federal drug and gun charges, according to the Post-Intelligencer.

He told police that Swift was not helping him sell drugs, describing the 28-year-old former NBA player as "a good guy."

"People have been ripping me off," Bjorkstam told police, according to charging papers. "Rob and I are trying to put a stop to that."

Bjorkstam’s home is located 100 yards from an elementary school, the Post-Intelligencer reported.

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