The Miami Beach Police Department released new photographs, video, and audio from the scene of a drug overdose incident involving failed Democratic Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum, who was found unconscious along with two men in a drug-filled hotel room.
The photos reveal three bags of what police said was crystal methamphetamine, as well as numerous prescription drugs, including a vial of papaverine, phentolamine, and alprostadil, a mixture commonly injected into the penis by men suffering from erectile dysfunction, according to Memorial Sloane Kettering.
Police were called in the early hours of March 13 by one of the men, who told officers he arrived in the room to find Gillum vomiting in the bathroom and a second person non-responsive on the bed. The man told police over the phone that Gillum and the other man appeared to be under the influence of an unknown substance.
When police arrived at the scene, they found that "Gillum was unable to communicate with officers due to his inebriated state," according to the police report, but that his vital signs were normal. They allowed Gillum to leave the hotel room and return to his residence.
Images reveal a hotel room littered with drug paraphernalia, stained bedding, and towels.
Other drugs visible in photos include Citalopram, Gabapentin, and Xanax, a popular recreational drug often linked to overdoses.
After denying immediately after the incident that he used crystal meth, Gillum, who is married with three children, announced that he was entering rehab for alcohol abuse.
"After conversation with my family and deep reflection, I have made the decision to seek help, guidance, and enter a rehabilitation facility at this time," Gillum said. "This has been a wake-up call for me."
Though Gillum said the incident stemmed from a wedding he was attending, the man who suffered from the drug overdose told the Miami New Times he hadn't heard Gillum mention celebrating a wedding that night.
The redacted 911 call, as well as all the photos of the hotel room released by police, can be found below.