Andrew Gillium has released a statement about the incident that occurred in Miami Beach. The statement is provided below.
“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.”
Travis Dyson, one of the two men in the hotel room when law enforcement officials arrived, told a reporter for the Miami Times that, “I personally was not celebrating a wedding. I don’t know if [Gillum] was in town for a wedding. He did not mention that.”
According to a City of Miami Beach police report, former Tallahassee Mayor and gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum was found in a Miami Beach hotel room in which paramedics were called due to a medical emergency involving a drug overdose.
Gillum was not arrested.
The report indicates that Gillum was unable to communicate with authorities on the scene and ultimately returned to his residence without incident.
The police report indicates clear plastic baggies containing suspected crystal meth were found in the hotel room.