Former Australian Olympic Swimmer, Scott Miller, Arrested On Meth Charges In Sydney
Scott Miller, former Australian Olympic swimmer, was arrested on drug charges in his Sydney home.
After a Tuesday raid in Miller’s home, Sydney police alleged that Miller headed a gang that supplied methamphetamine across the entire state of New South Wales. While the police statement did not name the Olympic medalist, authorities charged two men as part of an ongoing investigation into a supply of more than AU$2 million ($1.56 million) worth of meth hidden in candles.
“For all intents and purposes, they looked like regular candles but they weren’t laced with fragrance, they were laced with death and misery,” said detective John Watson.
Earlier in the year, New South Wales authorities started looking into the supply of illegal drugs, specifically meth, across the state, according to the police statement.
Police officers seized one kilogram (about 2.2 pounds) of heroin with a street value of AU$250,000 ($195,000) during the bust at Miller’s home in Sydney’s Rozelle neighborhood. They also found cell phones, documents, smaller amounts of drugs and about $60,000 in cash. They were all taken for forensic examination.
In the police statement, Miller was only referred to as “the Rozelle man,” he was charged with supplying prohibited drugs and directing a criminal group.
“He is calling the shots, he is the head of that syndicate and others are working under his instruction,” said Watson.
The Sydney native won a silver and bronze medal at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games.