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Cops: WA raid nets ex-NBA center, guns, prostitutes, a rocket launcher, heroin
Ex-Sonic charged after police seize grenade launcher, drugs (KOMO)
SEATTLE -- Former Seattle Sonic Robert Swift has been charged with a gun crime one month after police claim to have seized drugs, guns and a grenade launcher from the Kirkland home where he was living.
King County prosecutors describe Swift, 28, as a heavily armed heroin addict who admitted to helping his drug dealer-turned-roommate collect a drug debt. That man, 54-year-old Trygve Bjorkstam, is currently facing federal drug and gun charges.
Investigators contend a military-style grenade launcher and sawed-off shotgun were seized from Swift's bedroom during an Oct. 4 raid on Bjorkstam's Kirkland home, located 100 yards from an elementary school. Swift was charged Thursday with unlawful possession of a short-barreled shotgun
Accused of amassing an 18-gun arsenal to protect his drug business, Bjorkstam is said to have defended Swift to police, describing him as a "good guy" who helped him try to collect a heroin debt but did not deal drugs himself.
Police Raid Discovers Drugs, Hookers, Ex-Sonics Center Robert Swift (Deadspin)
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