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Miami Beach police say former Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum was found "inebriated" in a hotel room with a known homosexual male escort who was treated for a suspected meth overdose.

Police responded to a hotel room at the upscale Mondrian South Beach Hotel around 1 a.m. Friday and found Gillum in a room with Travis Dyson, a homosexual male escort and adult film star who may have overdosed on crystal meth.

In a police report obtained by conservative activist Candace Owens, medics treated Dyson, 30, for a suspected drug overdose and transported him to a local hospital, where he was evaluated and released.

Police observed Gillum, 40, in a bathroom vomiting in the toilet and officers found three plastic baggies containing "suspected crystal meth" on the bed and on the floor.

Police observed bed sheets soiled with "blood and feces," according to Owens' police source. She said Gillum, Dyson, who was naked, and the soiled bed sheets were captured on the officers' body cameras and that the video footage will be released.

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Police were unable to communicate with Gillum due to his "inebriated state," the New York Times reported.

Aldo Mejias, 56, told police he lent Dyson his credit card to rent a room at the hotel around 4 p.m. Thursday. Mejias said he planned to meet up with Dyson later that night for drinks on South Beach.

Dyson and Gillum arrived at the room around 6 p.m. Thursday, and Mejias arrived just after 11 p.m. that night.

Dyson opened the door for Mejias and then walked over to the bed and collapsed. Mejias told the NY Times that Dyson was in the room with a man he did not know.

"I was seeing very shallow breathing," Mejias said of Dyson. Mejias said Gillum "was passed out on the floor, throwing up."

Mejias performed chest compressions on Dyson and called 911. After police returned to the hotel a second time to conduct a "welfare check" on Gillum, he was allowed to leave the hotel and police escorted him the short distance to his home, according to Owens.

Despite an earlier report by Miami Beach police that "arrests were made," Gillum was not arrested.

"At this time, the incident is not being investigated as a criminal matter, Officer Ernesto Rodriguez said in an email to The NY Times.

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After the news broke on Friday, Gillum released a statement to the Miami Herald, saying he was in Miami for "a wedding celebration" when "first responders were called to assist one of my friends."

He added: "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."

The former Democratic candidate for Governor of Florida didn't clarify which movement he was referring to. He was hired as a CNN contributor in 2019, after he was narrowly defeated by Republican Ron DeSantis in the election.

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Gillum thanked "the incredible Miami Beach EMS team for their efforts" and he said he plans to spend the next few weeks with his wife of 11 years, R. Jai Gillum, and their three children, 5-year-old twins Caroline and Jackson and 2-year-old Davis. He also asked for privacy for his family.

In an interview with The Miami New Times newspaper, Dyson said he and Gillum met in the spring of last year and have been "friends for a while." He said he was not celebrating a wedding, which conflicted with Gillum's statement to The Herald.

"I personally was not celebrating a wedding," Dyson said. "I don't know if Gillum was in town for a wedding. He did not mention that."

Dyson then paused and hung up the phone without further comment.

House Rep. Matt Gaetz, who self-quarantined for 14 days after shaking hands with a man who had coronavirus, poked fun at Gillum in tweets on Friday.

"Everyone should respect @AndrewGillum's privacy as he explains why he was one of three men in a hotel room [with] 3 bags of meth, too impaired to talk to first responders. I know what you're all thinking - this is not very COVID-19 hygienic. #GillumSurge."

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A Virginia woman who died after she was dropped off at an emergency room by a Redskins player had a fatal dose of fentanyl in her system.

According to a medical examiner's report, Julia Crabbe, 21, died from a fentanyl overdose in November.

Washington Redskins safety Montae Nicholson faces possible criminal charges even though the report stated Crabbe's manner of death was an accident.

"The manner of death is accident and the cause of death is fentanyl intoxication," the Medical Examiner told FOX 5 DC.

Crabbe was unresponsive when she was dropped off at the hospital by Nicholson and another man. She had been at Nicholson's home in Ashburn before she was dropped off.

Investigators executed a search warrant at Nicholson's home and found pills, marijuana, drug residue in foil, an iPhone and a notebook among other items.

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An ex-girlfriend of rapper Juice Wrld says they broke up after she tried to help him kick his drug habit before he died of an apparent drug overdose on Sunday.

In an exclusive interview with Dailymail.com, Alexia Smith, 21, said she knew the rapper's cause of death when she heard the news.

Smith said Juice Wrld, real name Jarad Higgins, had a habit of taking three 30mg Percocets with lean, a concoction of codeine cough syrup and hard candy mixed in a soda beverage.

"[That's] already a lot but the problem was he was drinking lean on top of it," she said.

In 2018, record labels fought for the right to sign the rap newcomer. Smith said the labels "wanted him so bad they would have given him anything."

She recalls flying to out to meet Higgins in Los Angeles where he was taking meetings with record label executives.

Smith said "someone from a label gave him morphine and cocaine" on the third day she was visiting.

"Breaking down in tears, Smith said: "Seven days away from me, he ended up in the hospital. When he was away from me for seven days, he ended up hospitalized from collapsing on stage. One year away from me, and he's dead."

She said they broke up after dating a for few months because their fights got physical and left her with bruises.

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Higgins' girlfriend at the time he died, Ally Lotti (pictured), was on the private jet with him when he collapsed. Lotti told police he popped several Percocets and drank lean while on board the jet.

Higgins obsessed over his many failed relationships with women in his songs.

In his breakout hit "Lucid Dreams (Forget Me)", Higgins rapped:

    You left me falling and landing inside my grave
    I know that you want me dead
    I take prescriptions to make me feel A-OK
    I know it's all in my head

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The effeminate rap star says he was influenced by rapper Future Hendrix to drink lean after hearing Future rap about the addictive drug in his songs.

Higgins also blamed his absentee dad for his addictive personality.

"I didn't have a man giving me no type of guidance. My father wasn't in my life like that," he said. "So listening to this grown-ass man rap about lean, I'm like, 'Well, that sounds really appealing.'"

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In an interview with Rolling Stone, Future said he was "really bothered" to hear his songs influenced youngsters to try drugs.

"I was like 'Oh s**t. What the f**k have I done?' How many other sixth-graders did I influence to drink lean?".
 

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The hip-hop world is mourning the sudden death of up-and-coming rapper Juice Wrld. The 21-year-old Chicago-born rapper, real name Jarad Higgins, went into cardiac arrest and died early Sunday after an apparent accidental overdose of Percocet.

Percocet is a Schedule II narcotic that contains Acetaminophen (Tylenol) and the opioid oxycodone (OxyContin).

Federal agents were waiting inside a private hangar at Chicago's Midway Airport for the rapper's jet to arrive at 1:30 a.m. Agents reportedly received a tip from the pilot that the plane was loaded with drugs.

A search of the plane turned up 41 "vacuum-sealed" bags of marijuana, six bottles of prescription codeine cough syrup with no labels, two 9 mm pistols, a .40-caliber pistol, a high-capacity ammunition magazine and metal-piercing bullets, law enforcement sources told The Tribune.

No one in the rapper's entourage claimed ownership of the drugs and no charges were filed.

Higgins may have panicked and swallowed a handful of Percocets because the feds searched his private plane in November too.

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According to TMZ, customs agents conducted a search of a private plane on November 18 at LAX airport. Higgins was on his way to Sydney, Australia when his plane was searched.

via TMZ -- We're told drug-sniffing dogs were all over Juice and co. and their luggage. It's unclear if agents found anything -- we do know the plane was eventually allowed to take off with Juice on board.

TMZ broke the story ... Homeland Security agents, operating under an FBI task force, searched Juice WRLD's private jet early Sunday morning when it landed at Chicago's Midway Airport.

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A woman was hospitalized for a possible drug overdose while attending singer Chris Brown's 30th birthday party in California. According to The Blast, the private party was in full swing at Sky High Sports, a trampoline center in Woodland Hills that was closed to the public for the private event attended by Brown's closest pals.

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