Olympic swimmer Scott Miller is arrested at his Sydney home over an alleged ice syndicate after ‘$2million of meth was found hidden in candles’
- Olympic medallist Scott Miller arrested at his Sydney home over ‘ice syndicate’
- Police investigation allegedly relates to $2million worth of meth found hidden in candles
- Miller, 45, was arrested at his Rozelle home about 6am on Tuesday morning
- A 47-year-old alleged associate from Balmain was also arrested
- Miller is the ex-husband of socialite Charlotte Dawson and a former drug counsellor with a Church of Scientology program
Olympic swimmer Scott Miller has been arrested at his Sydney home over an alleged large scale ice syndicate involving $2million of ice concealed in candles.
Miller, 45, was one of two men arrested by NSW Police about 6am on Tuesday morning, with police storming his waterfront Rozelle unit in the city’s inner west.
A 47-year-old alleged associate was also arrested at Balmain. A business address in Bankstown was also raided.
Former Olympic swimmer Scott Miller, above, has been arrested in relation to an alleged $2million ice syndicate
Miller was a silver and bronze medallist at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games (left, with his 100m butterfly silver). He is the ex-husband of the late socialite Charlotte Dawson (right)
Miller is Australian swimming royalty: back row with Michael Klim and Sarah Murdoch. Front row includes legendary Olympians Leisel Jones and Petria Thomas (on right)
Both men were taken to Newtown Police Station in the city’s inner west. Charges are yet to be laid.
The Nine Network reported that police will allege Miller used a company ‘Miller’s Transport’ to transport drugs around Australia.
Miller is Australian swimming royalty having won silver and bronze medals at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics in the butterfly and the 4 x 100m medley relay.
He is the ex-husband of the late socialite Charlotte Dawson, who died of suicide in 2014.
Miller has had a troubled recent history. In an interview with 60 Minutes that year, the athlete admitted he was battling a drug addiction.
Miller is one of the country’s most accomplished butterfly athletes
Police raided Miller’s waterfront apartment in Rozelle this morning. Above, the complex
Five years ago he worked as a drug awareness and prevention speaker with the Church of Scientology’s Narconon program, according to his LinkedIn profile.
The role involved him ‘showing people addicted to drugs or alcohol that there is another way to live life’ and conducting drug interventions.
More recently, he was a business development manager for a company called reinteractive.
Police will hold a press conference later this morning.