Andrew Gillum, who in 2018 came within 34,000 votes of becoming Florida’s governor, was discovered by police at a South Beach hotel early Friday morning in a room with bags of possible crystal meth and in the company of a man who appeared to have overdosed on drugs, according to a Miami Beach police report.
Police say they were called to the Mondrian South Beach early Friday morning and found paramedics treating Travis Dyson, a 30-year-old Miami man, for an apparent heart attack. They say two other men were in the room: Aldo Mejias and Gillum.
Police say Gillum, who was not arrested, was too intoxicated to answer questions. An offense incident report says that officers found three clear plastic baggies of suspected crystal meth on the bed and floor….
According to police, Mejias told officers that he gave his credit card information to Dyson to rent the room and planned to meet him Friday evening. When he went to the room after 11 p.m., Mejias said he found Dyson and Gillum “under the influence of an unknown substance.”
Mejias, 56, said Dyson opened the door to Room 1107 to let him in and then collapsed on the bed. He said Dyson was having trouble breathing, so he woke him up. Dyson then vomited and collapsed again, so Mejias said he performed chest compressions on Dyson and called paramedics.
Mejias told police he saw Gillum, 40, vomit in the bathroom.
Police say Dyson was taken to Mount Sinai Medical Center in stable condition. They returned to check on Gillum, who was allowed to return home “without incident.”
No arrests were made and none are expected, said Miami Beach Police spokesman Ernesto Rodriguez. He said police impounded the drugs.
“We responded as a medical call,” he said. “Though there were narcotics in plain view, no one was in physical possession of those narcotics.”
Asked if police typically don’t make arrests when small amounts of drugs are found, the spokesman said it depends on the situation.
“Officers are not going to make an arrest every time they go into a house and drugs are found. Every situation is different,” he said.
Before the incident, Gillum spent the week lecturing Republicans about the coronavirus on social media and as a paid contributor on CNN. On the plus side, Gillum can now be known for something besides taking bribes.
Thank God for Ron DeSantis, who tolerated endless smears from the left during that election cycle, and is now the most popular governor in the United States. Hopefully, DeSantis will be president someday.