• Sun. Aug 14th, 2022

Olympic swimmer Scott Miller won $ 16,000 “running an escort agency”


Retired Olympic swimmer told police he won $ 16,000 ‘running escort agency’ after being arrested with bags of crystal meth

  • Scott Miller was found with methamphetamine during his arrest in June
  • Olympic medalist, 38, said he made $ 16,000 running an escort agency
  • Miller is in rehab and insisted he was not a drug dealer
  • Prosecutors withdraw drug supply charge

Shame on drugs: Scott Miller, pictured holding up his silver medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics

A retired Olympic swimmer arrested with $ 16,000 in cash and bags of crystal meth in his car told police he made the money running an escort agency, not drug dealing, said declared a court.

Scott Miller, 38, who won silver and bronze for Australia in the 1996 Atlanta Games, was stopped in a rental car in Mascot, south Sydney, in June.

The officers discovered the bundles of money and three bags of methamphetamine as well as scales, a ledger and several cell phones and SIM cards, a magistrate was told.

He pleaded guilty to possession but denied making any money from drug trafficking, the court said today.

After hearing the evidence, prosecutors today withdrew a drug supply charge.

Miller’s attorney, Greg Goold, said it would be disputed that the “supply indicia” belonged to him.

“There is an argument regarding the ownership… of the ledger, of the scales, of the calculator… and not of the meth itself,” Mr. Goold said.

The court also heard that Miller was found with “three small bags of methamphetamine.”

The magistrate today saw a video of the search warrant taken after police arrested Miller.

Asked about the money, Miller told police it was from an escort agency he ran.

The officers did not try to find out if he was telling the truth.

Facing the press: Disgraced former Olympian Scott Miller leaves Waverley courthouse after first appearance in Sydney, in previous court appearance

Facing the press: Disgraced former Olympian Scott Miller leaves Waverley courthouse after first appearance in Sydney, in previous court appearance

The former athlete was arrested again and charged in July with supplying a banned drug in incriminating amounts after police allegedly discovered 7.75 grams of drug ice during a search of Potts Point in Sydney.

He still faces separate drug charges, linked to his arrest at Potts Point in July.

Police were on a lookout at what they described as a known drug location when they started following the car.

Troubled: Scott Miller, who won a silver medal in the 100-meter butterfly at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics, is now in rehab after a battle with drug addiction

Troubled: Scott Miller, who won a silver medal in the 100-meter butterfly at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics, is now in rehab after a battle with drug addiction

Miller is undergoing medical treatment for rehabilitation in Melbourne.

Outside of court, he said he was very satisfied with the outcome of today’s court proceedings.

“I started rehab in Melbourne a few months ago, I’m going to go back and finish this, and when these procedures are done you won’t see me here again,” he told Australia’s ABC News network. .

He said it was difficult to watch film footage of his arrest in court.

“Yes it was hard, very hard, yes I have come a long way and I am not going to go back to that kind of life.”


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