The holy trinity of felonies has manifested itself
A former NBA player has been charged with a gun crime after a police raid on the house of an alleged drug-dealer where he was staying uncovered heroin, meth, guns, a grenade launcher and several prostitutes.
Robert Swift, 28, who joined the Seattle Sonics straight out of high school, has been described as a ’heavily armed heroin addict’ by prosecutors in King Country, Washington.
Police raided the property last month, and seized a number of weapons from Swift’s bedroom, including a military-style grenade launcher and sawed-off shotgun.
On Thursday, Swift was charged Thursday with unlawful possession of a short-barreled shotgun, after police found seven firearms on or under his bed and a 40mm grenade launcher in a safe in his room, in addition to the sawed-off shotgun, KOMO News reports.
Swift denied involvement in dealing the drugs, but admitted to having drug paraphernelia in his bedroom, and claimed several suppressors and weapons as his property.
The fallen star has been living with the owner of the house, Trygve Bjorkstam, 54, who Swift told police is his heroin dealer, since he was kicked out of his foreclosured home in suburban Seattle last year.
Circling the drain, one needle at a time.
This is only the latest chapter in the sad saga of the fall of Robert Swift , who was plucked straight out of high school to play NBA basketball at the age of 18, and was a number one draft pick for the Sonics in 2004.
Earning multi-million dollar salaries, he played for Seattle and Oklahoma City, who renounced their rights to Swift in December 2009.
He attempted a comeback in Japan the following year with the Tokyo Apaches, but the team was dissolved after the 2011 Tsunami.
Last year, MailOnline reported how Swift was kicked out of his home in upmarket Seattle suburb of Sammamish, which he had for $1.35million in 2006.
The house went into foreclosure after Swift was found to owe $168,000 on his mortgage despite earning $20m during his career.
Despite the house being sold to new owners in February 2013, Swift refused to move out and squatted in in squalor, before finally being kicked out in March.
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