Candace Owens drops major scoop on Fla Dem Andrew Gillum involved in a crystal meth overdose

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Candace Owens, the conservative activist and founder of #Blexit, a campaign that encourages black voters to leave the Democratic Party, dropped a bombshell Friday on social media.

According to Owens, who included screenshots of what appears to be a Miami Beach Police Department report, Florida’s 2018 Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum “was involved in a crystal meth overdose incident.”

An incident that allegedly took place in a Miami hotel, where Owens suggested an orgy was “suspected, but unconfirmed.”

“Removing one page of report that had @AndrewGillum’s personal address listed which was wasn’t my intent— but YES— BREAKING: Democrat Andrew Gillum was involved in a crystal meth overdose incident last night in a Miami hotel. Orgy suspected, but unconfirmed,” she tweeted.

The report said: “Inside of the hotel room, officers observed in plain sight three small clear plastic baggies containing suspected crystal meth on both the bed and floor. The three small baggies of suspected narcotics were impounded at the Miami Beach Police Station Property and Evidence Unit for destruction.”

According to the report, Gillum “was unable to communicate with officers due to his inebriated state.”

As Owens noted, the police report, which makes reference to a “Mr. Gillum,” included the Democrat politicians home address.

Owens responded to a reply from a social media user asking if the story was being reported by established news sources, saying “not yet,” as she added that she “broke the story.”

The Tallahassee Democrat picked up on the story, noting that Gillum, who is married with three children, did not respond to a phone call, and that top aides didn’t respond to texts or phone calls.

Gillum served as mayor of Tallahassee from 2014 to 2018, which is when he ran for governor.

In a statement, Gillum admitted to drinking “too much” at a wedding celebration, but denied that he had taken any drugs.

“I want to be clear that I have never used methamphetamines,” he said. “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,” Gillum added.

While early reports indict that another man overdosed, Gillum was still in the room where there were suspected drugs, as noted in the police report.

Chuck Callesto, a former Candidate for Florida’s 3rd Congressional District, also tweeted on the story.

“BREAKING: Democrat and Former FLORIDA Gubernatorial Candidate Andrew Gillum involved in a crystal meth overdose incident last night in a Miami hotel,” he tweeted.

Gillum has been beset with federal probes, and the Tallahassee Democrat reported in January his “repurposed political committee has posted legal expenses in excess of $200,000 as federal agents continue to look into his gubernatorial campaign.”

In a two month period of November and December, a total of $451,000 went to two law firms.

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A federal grand jury in March subpoenaed Gillum’s campaign and committee records, as well as a former employer of Gillum’s, a New England nonprofit, a wealthy donor and others.

It’s not clear whether that subpoena is related to an ongoing public corruption investigation that led to guilty pleas from ex-City Commissioner Scott Maddox and his longtime associate, former Downtown Improvement Authority head Paige Carter-Smith.

An indictment in that case also was handed down for developer John “J.T.” Burnette, whose trial is set for April 20.

 

When considering just how close Gillum came to being elected governor… well, if the allegations are true, Florida could have found itself in a “real meth,” Fox News’ Laura Ingraham tweeted.

Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis won 49.6% to 49.2% in 2018, with a margin of just over 32,000 votes.

Tom Tillison

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The longest-tenured writer at BizPac Review, Tom grew up in Maryland before moving to Central Florida as a young teen. It is in the Sunshine State that he honed both his passion for politics and his writing skills.
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