The Daily Mail says it has obtained photos from inside the hotel room where former Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum was found with another man who was suspected of overdosing on crystal meth.
The incident prompted Gillum — who was hired as a CNN contributor following his unsuccessful run for Governor — to enter rehab and pull back from his public-facing roles.
All images below were first published by the Daily Mail.
The Daily Mail also obtained pictures of what appear to be prescription drugs scattered along the floor of that hotel room. The city’s Fire-Rescue officers arrived at an address the night of March 12 corresponding with the Mondrian South Beach Hotel. The dispatch was “in reference to a cardiac arrest” involving an individual named Travis Dyson.
Dyson is described by the Daily Mail as an alleged male escort.
Another bag appearing to contain prescription pills was also spotted inside the hotel room, according to the outlet.
A third man, Aldo Mejias, was also present on the night in question. The police report says Mejias described the Gillum and Dyson as “under the influence of an unknown substance.” Again, Gillum asserts he had only been drinking.
“Mr. Mejias observed Mr. Gillum inside of the bathroom vomiting,” the report continues. Mejias then returned to Dyson, where he tried to conduct “chest compressions” and called police.
Upon arrival, “officers then attempted to speak to Mr. Gillum. Mr. Gillum was unable to communicate with officers due to his inebriated state.”
Fire rescue then “responded a second time to the hotel” regarding “a welfare check” on Mr. Gillum. Fire rescue stated that he was in stable condition and his vitals were normal.
According to a summary from Miami Beach Police, “Mr. Gillum left the hotel room and returned to his residence without incident.”
“After conversation with my family and deep reflection, I have made the decision to seek help, guidance and enter a rehabilitation facility at this time,” Gillum said.
“Since my race for governor ended, I fell into a depression that has led to alcohol abuse. I witnessed my father suffer from alcoholism and I know the damaging effects it can have when untreated. I also know that alcoholism is often a symptom of deeper struggles. I am committed to doing the personal work to heal fully and show up in the world as a more complete person.”