The Tallahassee Democrat reports:
Andrew Gillum, Tallahassee’s telegenic former mayor and the Democratic nominee for Florida governor in 2018, was involved in a meth overdose incident early Friday morning in a Miami Beach hotel room, according to a police report.
The Miami Beach Police Department report said officers arrived at a West Avenue hotel and found Gillum in the room with two other men. Paramedics were treating one of the men for a possible overdose.
Officers tried to speak with Gillum but were unable, the report says. “Mr. Gillum was unable to communicate with officers due to his inebriated state,” the report says.
Fire Rescue workers later went back to the hotel to check on Gillum, who appeared fine.
“Fire Rescue stated that he was in stable condition and his vitals were normal,” the report says. “Mr. Gillum left the hotel room and returned to his residence without incident.”
According to the report, the officers arrived shortly before 1 a.m. after getting a call from one of the three men about someone suffering a heart attack.
That man told officers that he arrived at the room shortly after 11 p.m. “where he discovered (the overdose victim) and Andrew Gillum inside the room under the influence of an unknown substance.”
The man said that when he arrived, the overdose victim collapsed near the bed after opening and appeared to have trouble breathing, the report says. Gillum was seen inside the bathroom vomiting.
“Inside of the hotel room, officers observed in plain sight three small clear plastic baggies containing suspected crystal meth on both the bed and floor,” the report says.