Under the hammer Dealer’s expensive tastes up for grabs
EXPENSIVE watches and designer shoes have been put on display by police after they were confiscated from a jailed drug dealer.
Stefan Miller organised and co-ordinated the supply of cocaine and heroin in Cheltenham and Gloucester from his home in London.
He was jailed for 11 years in March for being a county lines ringleader with police seizing more than £100,000 worth of heroin and crack cocaine.
Miller, of Larch Close, Wandsworth, admitted conspiracy to supply cocaine and heroin between April 1 and June 30, 2017.
He was also convicted of possession of class A drugs with intent to supply as investigators found the trail led to his address in London.
Gloucester Crown Court heard he had teenage drug runners in Cheltenham and Gloucester.
Miller, 30, would arrange for taxis, hotel rooms and co-ordinate the supply of drugs remotely.
At the time it was the biggest jail sentence handed out in Gloucestershire for county lines activity.
Earlier this month, there was a Proceeds of Crime Act hearing at the same court.
It heard Miller had benefited by £175,000 from his drug dealing and was found to have £63,594.80 in realisable assets and a confiscation order was
made out for that amount.
The assets were mainly designer shoes – 44 pairs worth more than £12,800 – and two Rolex watches, that police found in Miller’s home in London.
One of the watches, an 18 carat Rose Gold Daytona, was worth £27,450 and the other was worth more than £8,000. There were also a few items of clothing and £16,350.54 in cash was seized.
Some of the shoes and the two watches were put on display at Gloucestershire police’s property storage warehouse.
The designer brands of the footwear included Christian Louboutin, Valentino Garvani, Balenciaga, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci and Christian Dior which were worth hundreds of pounds per pair.
One pair of Louis Vuitton trainers was worth £560.
All of the watches and shoes will be sold at auction in Newport on August 14 with the proceeds going to Gloucestershire police and the Home Office, to help the fight against the crime.
DCI Neil Smith, who leads the serious and organised crime squad in Gloucestershire, said: “My message is very simple.
“If you are a drug dealer and you want to exploit young vulnerable children, we will find you, we will catch you and we will take everything off you that you have actually paid for through your drug dealing.”
Stefan Miller and part of the confiscated haul
DCI Neil Smith in the police storage warehouse Pictures: Kevin Fern