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Former Fla. Gubernatorial Candidate Andrew Gillum Found "Inebriated" in Hotel Room, Denies Doing Meth

March 13, 2020


Photo by AP Photo Lynne Sladky, File

Police found former Florida gubernatorial candidate and current CNN contributor Andrew Gillum "inebriated" in a Miami hotel room early Friday morning while responding to an apparent drug overdose involving another man who was in the room, where bags of crystal meth were recovered. The Miami Herald reports that Gillum was "unable to communicate with officers due to his inebriated state," while Aldo Meijas, who was also in the room, saw him vomit in the bathroom. Meijas told police that when he got to the room, he found Gillum and his friend, Travis Dyson, "under the influence of an unknown substance." But Gillum, who was not arrested, told The Miami Herald, "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." A police spokesman tells FOX News, "At this time, the incident is not being investigated as a criminal matter." As for Dyson, he was in stable condition as of Friday afternoon.