1996 Olympic Medalist Scott Miller Arrested as Part of Australian Drug Bust

Australian Olympic swimmer Scott Miller was one of two men arrested on Tuesday morning outside of Sydney as part of a $2 million drug bust, authorities say.

Miller and a 47-year old man were detained after methylamphetamine, with the street name “ice” or “crystal meth,” was found hidden in candles. The bust was part of a state-wide drug crackdown in New South Wales.

Miller represented Australia at the 1996 Olympic Games where he won a silver medal in the 100 fly and a bronze medal as part of Australia’s 400 medley relay. His 52.04 fly split in finals was 2nd only to Russia’s Denis Pankratov as the fastest split of the field in finals.

This is not Miller’s first brush with the law. At the 1995 Pan Pac Championships, which like the next year’s Olympic Games were held in Atlanta, Miller won the 100 fly and 200 fly. That included a new Meet Record of 1:57.86 in the 200 fly, breaking the old record held by Mel Stewart.

While in Atlanta at that meet, he spent a night in jail for his involvement in a night club fight.

In a 2014 interview, Miller said that in the 19 years since, he’s “failed miserably.”

Among the legal issues for Miller includes running an escort agency, multiple arrests, and the loss of millions of dollars as part of the infamous pink batts insulation scheme in Australia.

Miller has had several previous drug charges as well. In the 1990s, he tested positive for marijuana usage while he was still competing. He was arrested once in 2008 and charged with being part of a drug distribution syndicate, and again in 2013 for possession of methylphetamine. He was given a 6-month suspended sentence and instead spent 6 months in treatment for drug addiction for ice, the same drug he is now accused of trafficking.

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Don Wagner
1 year ago

Those guys need prayers, not insults or condemnation. Have a heart, you never what could come your way some day.

He Said What?
Reply to  Don Wagner
1 year ago

Amen, Don.

WestCoastRefugee
Reply to  Don Wagner
1 year ago

Somebody with a usage problem needs prayers. I have zero sympathy to somebody smuggling $2MM in drugs that ruin people’s lives.

Same same
Reply to  WestCoastRefugee
1 year ago

These things are rarely mutually exclusive

Don Wagner
Reply to  WestCoastRefugee
1 year ago

Why not pray for all of them?

Coach
Reply to  Don Wagner
1 year ago

I agree with Don. Yes, Miller should be held accountable, but the guy clearly has a lot of issues and needs help.

Ol' Longhorn
1 year ago

Man, those 200 LCM flys just rot the brain.

Fax
Reply to  Ol' Longhorn
1 year ago

I heard meth helps reduce the amount of lactate acid buildup. He’s just trying to figure out a way to close better that last 50.

Reply to  Ol' Longhorn
1 year ago

…hey! 200 lcm flys do not rot the brain……. (I hope)

PhillyMark
1 year ago

wait a sec…he breaks GMM’s record and then gets in a barfight. Coincidence?

Reply to  PhillyMark
1 year ago

The universe clearly went sideways after that Pan Pac record fell.

Ghost
1 year ago

He has some serious issues! Lots of strikes….not sure he has learned anything from his previous arrests? Glad this doesn’t happen too often in our sport, but he needs to go to jail!

calebmontrealez
1 year ago

For a second I thought it said Cody Miller and my heart dropped so quick.

Whoa
1 year ago

Shayna thinks this is Jacked up

bennjie
1 year ago

newspapers would not sell if we were all alter boys……”pimpin ain;t easy….”…..drugs are bad!!!…….ask the east germans…or lance armstrong……..hopes he finds recovery…….never too late…….

DistanceSwimmer
Reply to  bennjie
1 year ago

your english…….isn’t understandable………when you use ……..s instead of punctuation……….

Reply to  DistanceSwimmer
1 year ago

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Hswimmer
1 year ago

F.

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