Former Tallahassee and Democrat candidate for Florida governor, Mayor Andrew Gillum was involved in a crystal meth incident at a Miami Beach hotel early this morning. Andrew Gillum ran for governor in a hotly contested race in 2018, that left Floridians furious after multiple issues with vote counting occurred in Broward County.
The Miami New Times reported that a source with knowledge of the incident confirmed that Gillum’s date of birth matches the identifying information of Andrew Gillum whose name is on an incident report circulating on Twitter this morning.
According to the official police report, Miami Beach police arrived at the luxe Mondrian South Beach hotel room where the former Democrat Mayor of Tallahassee, Andrew Gillum, and Mr. Meijas were reportedly inside before 1 a.m. at the.
When Miami Police officers arrived at the scene, the Miami Beach Fire Rescue was treating Travis Dyson for a possible drug overdose. According to the report, Mr. Dyson was in stable condition.
The official police report states that Aldo Mejias, provided his credit card to Mr. Dyson to rent the hotel room yesterday afternoon. According to Meijas, the two men were supposed to meet later that day.
Mejias told police that he arrived at the hotel room around 11 p.m and that Mr. Dyson opened the door and immediately walked over to the bed and collapsed in a “prone position” and started vomiting. Meijas noted that he also observed Gillum in the bathroom vomiting. When Mejias saw that Mr. Dyson was having breathing issues he tried to wake him and said he began giving Dyson chest compression and called police and fire rescue for help.
The officers state in the report that they found three small baggies of “suspected crystal meth” on “both the bed and floor of the hotel room.” Officers said Gillum was in “stable” condition and that Gillum left the hotel room “without incident” and went home.
Shortly after the news broke, Andrew Gillum released a statement, saying that he was “in Miami for a wedding celebration when first responders were called to assist one of my friends.” Gillum denied using meth, but admitted to having “too much to drink.” Gillum called the incident a “distraction” to “our movement.”
Fellow Floridian Rep. Matt Gaetz (R) put out his own statement on the Andrew Gillum situation, and it’s hilarious.
In his tongue-in-cheek tweet, Gaetz asked for everyone to “respect Andrew Gillum’s privacy as he explains why he was one of three men in a hotel room w 3 bags of meth, too impaired to talk to first responders.”
Gaetz added, “I know what you’re all thinking – this is not very COVID-19 hygienic.”
Everyone should respect @AndrewGillum’s privacy as he explains why he was one of three men in a hotel room w 3 bags of meth, too impaired to talk to first responders.
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) March 13, 2020
We recently reported on Travis Dyson, the man who according to Miami police, overdosed on meth.
Travis Dyson, the 30-year-old Florida man who was found in the Miami hotel room with Democratic politician Andrew Gillum is a male escort who claims that while Gillum claims he was in Miami for a wedding, Dyson was not there for a wedding.
Heavy reports – Police said Dyson appeared to have suffered a drug overdose. He is conscious and in stable condition in a Miami-area hospital.
Dyson maintains a profile on a website for male escorts and is studying at a nurse practitioner school. Gillum has been married to R. Jai Gillum since 2009. The couple has three children together.
In 2018, Gillum, 40, was the surprise winner of the Democratic primary for governor in Florida. Gillum lost the general election narrowly to Ron De Santis. Since then, Gillum has been a rising star in the Democratic party. Between 2014 and 2018, Gillum served as the mayor of Tallahassee.