Former NBA player proves he’s the real “Walter White”

Over the weekend, former first round, 12th overall pick in the 2004 NBA draft, Robert Swift was arrested and charged with un-lawfull possession of a short-barreled gun, possible involvement in heroin dealing (pending future investigations) AND for what I can only imagine, generally looking like a crazy person:


2009 version of Robert Swift.

According to police, Swift had a grenade launcher and a sawed-off shotgun in his room at the home of Trygve Bjorkstam, a 54-year-old alleged heroin dealer.  Swift told law enforcement that he was a heroin user but not a dealer, police say. Bjorkstam allegedly told police Swift was not helping him sell drugs.

The house is 100 yards from an elementary school, reports SeattlePI.

Known to police as ‘Trigg,’ Bjorkstam admitted to dealing heroin and meth, and to building a gun range in a bunker he dug under his home to house a marijuana grow, a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agent said in court papers.

That video is a little over a year old, but the arrest for the gun possession and possible heroin dealing happened in the last few days.

For those who may not remember Robert Swift, he was a part of the last wave of high school seniors who jumped straight to the NBA before the league instituted age-limit rules. He was taken 12th overall by the Sonics in 2004 at age 18. He played five years in the NBA, averaging more than 20 minutes per game just once. He made $11.4 million before he fell out of the league in 2009.  Most recently he played in Japan in 2010-2011.

Rookie Year in 2004 to last year in the NBA 2009.

Rookie Year in 2004 to last year in the NBA 2009.

Heroin is a hell of a drug.


written by: Casey S. Gutting

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