January 26, 2021

Andrew Gillum involved in suspected crystal meth incident in Miami Beach, police say

Former Democratic candidate for Florida governor, Andrew Gillum, was {involved in|involved with|associated with} a suspected crystal meth incident early Friday morning in Miami Beach, authorities said.

{According to|Based on|In accordance with} a police report, Miami Beach Fire Rescue crews were called to {a hotel|a resort} at 1100 West Avenue shortly before 1 a.m. regarding a suspected drug overdose.

Authorities said Gillum, 40, and two other men were {inside the|within the|in the} {hotel room|accommodation|college accommodation} at the time.

{According to the|Based on the|In line with the} report, {one of the|among the|one of many} men, Aldo Mejias, 56, told officers {that he|he} gave Travis Dyson, 30, his {credit card|charge card|bank card} information to rent {a hotel room|an accommodation|a college accommodation} for the night.

Police said Dyson rented {the room|the area|the space} around 4 p.m. Thursday and Mejias {arrived at|reached|attained} {the room|the area|the space} later that night, {at which|where|of which} time he found Dyson and Gillum {inside the|within the|in the} {hotel room|accommodation|college accommodation}, appearing to be {under the|underneath the|beneath the} influence of {an unknown|an as yet not known|a not known} substance.

{According to the|Based on the|In line with the} police report, Dyson opened the {hotel room|accommodation|college accommodation} door and then immediately walked to the bed and collapsed in a prone position.

He told officers Dyson was {having difficulty|having trouble} breathing and began vomiting on the bed before collapsing {a second|another|an additional} time, the report stated.

{He said|He explained} {he began|he started} conducting chest compressions on Dyson before calling 911.

{According to the|Based on the|In line with the} police report, officers who {responded to|taken care of immediately} the hotel tried to {speak with|consult with|talk to|talk with} Gillum but he was too inebriated.

Fire Rescue personnel took Dyson to Mount Sinai Medical Center in stable condition.

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