Daily Mail publishes photos it says are of hotel room where Andrew Gillum was found the night another man overdosed
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The incident prompted Gillum to enter rehab and pull back from his public-facing roles.

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.

Documents from the Miami Beach police department say baggies of crystal meth were found on the floor on that hotel room the night of the incident.

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.”

Gillum had been pushing to register voters and help raise money for the Florida Democratic Party.

“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.”

Ryan Nicol

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  • Carlos

    March 20, 2020 at 9:44 pm

    As a member of the LGBTQ community, and a former Gillum supporter, this sickens me to hear this.
    Glad he didn’t win the Governors race. Gillum needs to step away from politics permanently and focus on living a true and authentic, sober life.

    • Me

      March 21, 2020 at 1:19 am

      Whole party of Democrats should change their name to party of Hypocrites! Deep state!

  • Bob Schofield

    March 20, 2020 at 10:26 pm

    He is very sorry that he got caught and do his best not associated with these kind of activities again

  • Maureen

    March 20, 2020 at 11:04 pm

    Who was the prescriber?

    • Deborah Harris

      March 21, 2020 at 5:36 pm

      This comes from someone that is not even honest to himself.

  • Kitty Lenoir

    March 21, 2020 at 1:09 am

    Read and see the daily mail article and pictures for a much more thorough understanding of what the police actually found. Some pictures were not printed here.

  • Beaver Cleaver

    March 21, 2020 at 1:31 am

    Some much other stuff to worry about than this petty mess. Folks lets get some bizness already. Moving along.>>>>>>>>>>

  • Tony Rosado

    March 21, 2020 at 11:22 am

    Why wasn’t he arrested for the contraband found in the room.
    And male lover should of been taken to the hospital for whatever
    treatment was required and then arrested also for all the narcotics found in the Lovers room.
    Yes, indeed this is a cover up big time by Law enforcement.
    They’re should be an investigation immediately.
    Even though he went to rehabilitation doesn’t give him a free pass to be let go from a crime scene.
    That Police Department or Sheriff’s Department who were involved should all be investigated for failure to follow the rule of Law.
    I bet if it was another black male he would of been cuffed and charged for criminal possession of illegal drugs period.
    I suggest to the Governor to assigned the Florida state troopers to investigate this cover up incident.
    Once again, Democratic cover up.
    TRUMP 45 is needed to continue draining the Swamp rats.

  • A Hit Dog Will Holler

    March 21, 2020 at 8:11 pm

    A scared dog will make excuses.

    Gillum threw his construction worker, alcoholic father under his bus-driving mother’s front wheels.

  • Domino

    March 22, 2020 at 10:36 am

    Anyone notice the eyeglasses(Gillum) and sunglasses(Dyson) on the floor?

    With blackmail off the table, Dyson went to plan B; sell photos to The Daily Mail.

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