MISS Swimsuit UK candidate and her drug lord boyfriend jointly built a cocaine enterprise.
Thomas Carlisle, 28, and Melissa Mikosz, 32, maintained “lavish, holiday-filled lifestyles,” and Mikosz spent £2,000 on a Christmas present for her son.
In Derbyshire, they delivered 4.3 kg of the class A material worth hundreds of thousands of points between 2018 and 2020.
Mikosz, a mother of one, kept drugs and firearms at a house she shared with her kid.
Because of the size of the enterprise, drug bags frequently ran out. 18 trades were closed each day by one of Carlisle’s traders.
Occasionally, Mikosz would text Carlisle and say, “We can go out tomorrow and demolish the sales.”
When they searched several homes in Shirebrook in July 2020, the police discovered cocaine and thousands of pounds in cash.
In 2019, Mikosz participated in Miss Swimwear UK, and at the time, she said: “The competition is all about empowering women, and it doesn’t matter who you are, how old you are, or where you come from, we all work together to encourage more women to do the same.
“Winning the tournament and getting to represent the area would mean the world to me.”
According to MailOnline, she was sentenced to seven years in prison yesterday at Derby Crown Court for conspiring to provide cocaine and money laundering.
Judge Nirmal Shant QC told Mikosz: ‘You were a willing and enthusiastic participant, you enjoyed a lavish lifestyle and the trappings of Mr Carlisle’s criminality.
“It’s quite plain on a number of occasions your address was visited by police – that did not deter you.
“You seemed prepared to put your son in a position where he was present during police raids.”
Carlisle received an 11 year, three month sentence after admitting to supplying class A drugs and converting stolen property.
Adrian Mohammed, 34, Justin Woodham, 37, and Adam Betts, 33, all belonged to the same gang.
Carlisle was in charge of the daily supply of class A pharmaceuticals in this extensive and prolific business, according to Judge Shant.
“You organised the organisation and made sure everyone followed the proper procedures; you had a specific drug line and there were several traffickers.
Your behaviour was really persistent, I thought.
Georgia Vincent, his 23-year-old girlfriend, sells on the streets as well. While referring him new clients and dealing, she earned $25,000 of Carlisle’s drug money.
It’s reasonable to say that you had a limited role in the enterprise and couldn’t have had a complete understanding of its scope, the court ruled.
“You developed a bond with Carlisle at a time when you may not have had any other deep connections.
“You were taking money and were selling directly to people on the street on behalf of Carlisle.”
Derbyshire Police Detective Constable Holloway said: “The damage that drugs and drug-related crimes cause should not be underestimated.”