A Miss Swimsuit UK contestant who enjoyed a 'lavish holiday-filled lifestyle' has been locked up for helping flood a town with drugs.
Melissa Mikosz, 32, and her kingpin boyfriend Thomas Carlisle, 28, have been sentenced to prison after building a cocaine 'retail enterprise' worth hundreds of thousands of pounds.
Mikosz competed in the scantily-clad national beauty pageant in 2019 but unbeknown to judges she was pumping a Class A drug into the Derbyshire town of Shirebrook, Mansfield until police foiled the operation a year later.
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Carlisle who has a son with Mikosz, also recruited his other girlfriend, Georgia Vincent, 23, to launder the business' proceeds, Derby Crown Court heard.
Prosecutor Jonathan Cox said business was booming so much that they would often run out of bags to carry the drugs in.
Sentencing Mikosz seven years and three months in prison, Judge Nirmal Shant QC told her: "You Mikosz were a willing and enthusiastic participant, you enjoyed a lavish lifestyle and the trappings of Mr Carlisle's criminality.
"You went on holidays (with Carlisle) and bought your son a £2,000 Christmas present.
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"Text messages demonstrated you were a willing and enthusiastic participant – you offered to go out and 'smash' the sales as you put it.
"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."
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Carlisle was jailed for 11 years and three months after admitting conspiracy to supply class A drugs and converting criminal property.
Vincent, 23, sentenced to four years with additional offence of concealing and converting £25,000 worth of criminal property.
Other gang members, Justin Woodham, 37, Adam Betts, 33, and Adrian Mohammed, 34, were also jailed.
The judge told Carlisle: 'This was a prolific and large scale operation and you Carlisle were at the head of the day-to-day supply of class A drugs.
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"You organised the group and you ensured everyone did as they should – you had a dedicated drug line and there were multiple traffickers.
"There was a real persistence to your behaviour."
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