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