Olympic Swimmer Arrested After Cops Find $1.5M in Meth

Scott Miller won silver for Australia in 1996
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 15, 2021 6:25 PM CST
Olympian Arrested After $1.5M Meth Find
Scott Miller of Australia shows his disappointment after finishing in silver medal place in the men's 100 meter butterfly final at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.   (AP Photo/Hans Deryk, File)

(Newser) – Australian Olympic swimmer Scott Miller avoided prison time after earlier drug busts—but the latest one could put him away for a long time. The 45-year-old was arrested Tuesday morning after a huge stash of crystal meth was found concealed in candles during raids in Sydney, the Age reports. Police said the haul was worth $2 million Australian, around $1.5 million US. Miller won silver and bronze medals at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, but he wasn't selected for the 2000 Sydney Olympics following a 1998 suspension for marijuana use. He was sentenced to community service after a 2008 drug arrest and received a one-year suspended sentence in 2013 after meth and $13,000 in cash were found at his Sydney home, reports Sporting News. (Read more Australia stories.)

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