CNN contributor and former Democratic Florida Gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum, was found drunk, in a Miami Beach hotel room that was strewn with drugs and drug paraphernalia!
Gillum, 40, was in the room at the Mondrian Hotel in South Beach with two other men when police arrived shortly after midnight, according to the report obtained by Fox News. Police said they were called in response to an apparent drug overdose involving one of the other men.
“Officers then attempted to speak to Mr. Gillum,” an officer wrote in the incident report. “Mr. Giullum was unable to communicate with officers due to his inebriated state.”
Paramedics responded a second time to the hotel to conduct a welfare check on Gillum, the report says.
“Fire Rescue stated that he was in stable condition and his vitals were normal,” the report says.
Gillum denied using methamphetamines and said he was in Miami celebrating a wedding in a statement to the Miami Herald.
“I was in Miami last night for a wedding celebration when first responders were called to assist one of my friends,” Gillum told a Miami Herald reporter. “While I had too much to drink, I want to be clear that I have never used methamphetamines.”
“I apologize to the people of Florida for the distraction this has caused our movement. I’m thankful to the incredible Miami Beach EMS team for their efforts. I will spend the next few weeks with my family and appreciate privacy during this time.”
The incident report says that officers observed in plain sight, three small clear plastic baggies containing suspected crystal meth, on both the bed and floor of the room.
Gillum joined CNN as a political commentator in January 2019. CNN has not made a comment or released a statement regarding the incident.
Gillum had run for governor of Florida and was defeated by Republican Ron DeSantis in 2018 in a close race. He served as mayor of Tallahassee during which he was investigated for ethics violations during his term as mayor.