Australian Olympic Medalist Scott Miller Accused of Leading Drug Syndicate

Former Australian Olympic swimmer Scott Miller has been hit with a series of fresh charges after being arrested earlier this year over his role in an alleged drug syndicate.

Miller, 47, was initially arrested in February 2021 at his Rozelle, Australia home following a police investigation found at least 4kg worth of methylamphetamine, also known as “ice” or “crystal meth”, in hidden candles.

He has remained behind bars since then and has since pleaded guilty, but was dealt with several new charges in May of this year as police allege he directed a “criminal group” between April 2020 and October 2021 in Haberfield, Sydney, according to Australia’s News.com.au.

Court documents indicate that Miller allegedly “knowingly took part in the manufacture of 1kg of methylamphetamine, which is not less than the large commercial quantity.”

He is also alleged to have supplied 3kg of the drug, conspired with two others to manufacture a “large commercial quantity” and did “knowingly direct the activities of a criminal group”.

Miller was accused of six new offenses while behind bars where he is currently awaiting his sentence for the initial charges.

The new charges reportedly include “manufacturing or producing a prohibited drug”, “supply prohibited drug”, two counts of “conspire to commit an offense”, “knowingly direct activities of a criminal group” and “knowingly take part in manufacturing or producing a prohibited drug”.

Miller represented Australia at the 1996 Olympics and won an individual silver medal in the men’s 100 butterfly while adding a bronze medal as part of the Australian men’s 400 medley relay.

Neither he nor his lawyer appeared in court on Thursday when the matter was brought up.

He is due to be sentenced over his initial arrest later this month after pleading guilty. According to police documents, he drove 4kg of methylamphetamine 280 km from Sydney to Yass where he was met by another man. He allegedly pleaded guilty to hiding the bag, which had eight candles containing an estimated $2.2 million worth of ice.

He pleaded guilty to four offences, including two counts of “supply prohibited drug”, “deal with property proceeds of crime” and “participate in a criminal group contributing to criminal activity”.

These instances aren’t Miller’s first run-ins with the law. At the 1995 Pan Pacific Championships in Atlanta, where he won a pair of gold medals in the men’s butterfly events, he spent a night in jail for his involvement in a night club fight.

He has also had legal issues that include running an escort agency, multiple arrests, and the loss of millions of dollars as part of the infamous pink batts insulation scheme in Australia.

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Jessie
1 month ago

What a greedy jerk.

Penguin
1 month ago

This story is a lot darker than what’s in the article. Not something to make light of. Just look up Charlotte Dawson.

Ferb
1 month ago

Never heard of the infamous pink batts insulation scheme before. You learn something new every day.

Barbossa Andrew 🐍
Reply to  Ferb
1 month ago

Still having trouble finding out what it is…

Torchbearer
Reply to  Barbossa Andrew 🐍
1 month ago

I would not call it ‘infamous’…. During the Global Financial Crisis the Australian Government stimulated the economy by paying people to insulate their roofs… The scheme was ripped off by companies…

Erik
1 month ago

containing an estimated $2.2 million worth of *ice.*

LOL

Mr Piano
1 month ago

I am the one who knocks

jdsmitty1
1 month ago

Dude makes Nick D’Arcy look like an angel

Ferb
Reply to  jdsmitty1
1 month ago

Klete Keller too.

DoinB
1 month ago

Trappin out the bando 😭

Pablo
Reply to  DoinB
1 month ago

Got dope like Pablo

Flipperz
1 month ago

Breaking Bad, AUS edition

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James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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