Olympic great Scott Miller has been charged with supplying a large quantity of meth
Olympic silver medallist Scott Miller drove a car carrying 4kg of meth almost 300km to meet accomplices who later ditched the drugs after a high-speed pursuit, police will allege in court.
Miller was charged with directing a multi-million dollar drug syndicate last week but few details of his alleged operation have emerged until now.
Daily Mail Australia can reveal police were watching Miller’s movements and tracked an alleged meth consignment from Sydney as it headed for the Victorian border.
Police will allege Miller collected a white Toyota Camry from the Balmain area on January 11 after a man wearing high-vis clothing left a red, white and blue striped bag in the car’s footwell.
Miller then allegedly hid the bag, which held eight candles containing meth worth $2.2million, inside a secret compartment and left the vehicle in the area overnight.
Daily Mail Australia understands Miller was not seen looking at the bag’s alleged contents.
The next day Miller allegedly picked up Wayne Allan Johnson and the pair drove the Camry, which had Western Australian plates, from Sydney to Yass – about 280km.
The Camry was then allegedly handed over to two men who drove south on the Hume Highway towards Albury.
Police will allege Scott Miller drove this Toyota Camry from Sydney about 280km to Yass with 4kg of meth hidden in a secret compartment. The car and drugs were allegedly then handed to two other men who headed down the Hume Highway towards Albury
A highway patrol unit unsuccessfully tried to pull over the Camry and allegedly gave chase as it reached 160kmh. The chase was allegedly terminated shortly before midnight when it became too dangerous, according to sources
Scott Miller won a silver medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics in the 100m butterfly. He was married to TV personality Charlotte Dawson from 1999 to 2000. Dawson took her own life In 2014. The couple is pictured at the premiere of Eyes Wide Shut in August 1999
During the journey, a highway patrol unit unsuccessfully tried to pull over the Camry and allegedly gave chase as it reached 160km/h.
The chase was allegedly terminated shortly before midnight when it became too dangerous, according to sources.
The next day police found the bag allegedly containing the drugs in long grass near an intersection at Cookardinia, 230km south-west of Yass and just 75km from Albury.
It was more than a month before Miller was arrested just after 6am on February 16 at his home at Rozelle, in Sydney’s inner-west, and charged with drug supply.
Dramatic footage showed police busting down the door of Miller’s unit where they allegedly seized 910g of heroin and $75,000 in cash, as well as the white Camry.
The 45-year-old was pictured shirtless and slumped on a chair while investigators scoured the unit for evidence.
More than a dozen police were seen at Miller’s apartment block, meticulously sorting through his possessions. One policeman was pictured carrying a set of scales out of the property.
Miller sat slumped and shirtless in a chair as police searched his apartment at Rozelle, in Sydney’s inner west, just after dawn on February 16
The meth, worth $2.2million, was allegedly concealed in eight candles which were put in a red, white and blue striped bag that was stashed in this hidden compartment
This image shows one of the candles allegedly used to smuggle the $2.2million worth of meth. Police claim the drug was moulded into the candle’s glass shell
Officers were seen lifting Miller’s mattress and inspecting a packet of anti-inflammatory medication as his pet pug waddled excitedly around the unit.
Mobile phones, documents, encrypted electronic devices and smaller amounts of allegedly prohibited drugs were taken away for forensic testing.
The ice was allegedly moulded into glass containers holding candles (pictured)
Miller was charged with supplying a large commercial quantity of drugs, knowingly directing a criminal group and dealing with the proceeds of crime.
Police allege the 100m butterfly silver medalist at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics was the head a syndicate which sought to traffic meth into Albury-Wodonga.
Miller has refused to be interviewed by police, did not apply for bail and is on remand at Parklea jail.
His high-profile solicitor Greg Goold told Daily Mail Australia it was unlikely Miller would apply for bail in the next six weeks before a brief was served on his client.
Wayne Johnson, 47, who was arrested at Balmain, was charged with supplying a large commercial quantity of drugs, and participating in a criminal group. He has also not applied for bail.
The two men Miller and Johnson are accused of meeting in Yass are yet to be charged over their alleged involvement in the syndicate.
On the march: Miller was allowed to put on a striped polo shirt before he was handcuffed and taken to Newtown police station to be charged
Bundles of $50 and $100 notes were clearly visible through in police evidence bags
The investigation into Miller began earlier this year after police discovered a shipment of candles which each allegedly contained half a kilogram of high-quality methylamphetamine. The substance was moulded into glass containers.
The New South Wales State Crime Command’s Drug and Firearms Squad and NSW Crime Commission have been involved in the investigation.
A law enforcement source told Daily Mail Australia: ‘You could say Scott Miller has been on the radar of law enforcement agencies across the country for some time.’
Investigations are continuing and further charges are expected to be laid.
Miller has admitted having troubles in his personal life in recent years.
During an interview with 60 Minutes in 2014 he admitted he was battling a drug addiction.
About a dozen officers participated in the raid on Miller’s home. Above, two officers carry regulation cardboard evidence bags out to waiting police cars
Police will allege that about a kilogram of heroin and $75,000 in cash were found in Miller’s property (in bags on left). On right, an officer carries out a set of scales
He worked as a drug awareness and prevention speaker with the Church of Scientology’s Narconon program, according to his LinkedIn profile.
The retired athlete is also known for his brief marriage to Sydney socialite and TV presenter Charlotte Dawson between 1999 and 2000. Dawson died by suicide in 2014 following a despicable trolling campaign.
Miller claimed on LinkedIn to have been a business development manager for a company called reinteractive.
However, sources insisted he only worked very briefly at the business on a trial basis for just three weeks – but has never updated his profile.
A source close to Miller said he had been working for a trucking company company until recently.
Both Miller and Johnson’s cases return to Newtown Local Court on April 13.
Miller is one of the country’s most accomplished butterfly athletes but his troubled private life has been well documented
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