Ex-NBA player Robert Swift charged with gun possession after drug raid

Friday November 14th, 2014

Former NBA player Robert Swift has been charged with possession of a sawed-off shotgun, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Police raided a house where Swift was living on Oct. 4 and say they found 18 guns. According to court documents acquired by the Post-Intelligencer, police say they found a short-barreled shotgun and military style grenade launcher in Swift's bedroom. Swift is only charged with illegal possession of the shotgun.

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Swift, 28, was living with 54-year-old Trygve Bjorkstam, an alleged drug dealer, after his house was foreclosed last year. He is accused of helping Bjorkstam collect drug debts.

Swift was drafted out of high school by the Seattle SuperSonics with the 12th pick in 2004. He spent five years in the NBA, concluding his career in 2009 with the Oklahoma City Thunder

In May, The Seattle Times profiled Swift, asking the loaded question, "What happened to Robert Swift?"

- Dan Gartland

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