Andrew Gillum involved in meth overdose case
BY JENNIFER CABRERA
Images are appearing online of police reports from the Miami Beach Police Department, alleging that Andrew Gillum was involved in a methamphetamine overdose incident yesterday.
The report says that officers responded “in emergency mode” to a hotel room in reference to a cardiac arrest. Miami Beach Fire Rescue was already on scene, providing treatment to Travis Dyson, who was being treated for a possible drug overdose. He was transported to the hospital.
Two other men were in the hotel room: Aldo Mejias (listed as the complainant) and Andrew Gillum (listed as an involved other). Mejias told police that he had given his credit car information to Dyson on March 12 to rent a hotel room. Dyson rented the room at about 4:00 p.m. on the 12th. Mejias arrived shortly after 11:00 p.m. and found Dyson and Gillum in the room “under the influence of an unknown substance.”
Mejias said Dyson answered the door “and immediately walked over to the bed and collapsed in a prone position.” Mejias also said he observed Gillum vomiting in the bathroom. Dyson appeared to be having trouble breathing, and Mejias called police and fire rescue.
The report says that officers tried to speak to Gillum, but “Mr. Gillum was unable to communicate with officers due to his inebriated state.” Police later did a welfare check on Gillum in the hotel room and found that he was in stable condition with normal vitals. The report also says Gillum left the hotel room and “returned to his residence without incident.”
Officers observed three small “clear plastic baggies containing suspected crystal meth” on the bed and floor of the hotel room.
Gillum has released a statement: “I was in Miami last night for a wedding celebration when first responders were called to assist one of my friends. While I had too much to drink, I want to be clear that I have never used methamphetamines. I apologize to the people of Florida for the distraction this has caused our movement.
“I’m thankful to the incredible Miami Beach EMS team for their efforts. I will spend the next weeks with my family and appreciate privacy during this time.”
However, multiple media outlets are now reporting that Travis Dyson maintains a profile on a website for male escorts. He told a New York Times reporter that he didn’t know anything about a wedding.
Gillum is married with three children.