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Fla. man had pot in mouth at traffic stop

May 4, 2011 at 2:56 PM   |   Comments

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BARTOW, Fla., May 4 (UPI) -- A Florida high school teacher who allegedly hid marijuana in his mouth during a traffic stop was shocked with a Taser and arrested, police said.

Bartow police said Bradley Gummow, 33, who teaches 11th and 12th grades at Bartow High School, was pulled over shortly before 11 a.m. Monday and an officer saw what appeared to be a plastic bag in the suspect's mouth while he was talking to police, WTSP-TV, St. Petersburg, reported Wednesday.

Police said Gummow refused to show them the contents of his mouth and resisted officers until he was shocked with the Taser. Officers said the suspect spit out five small bags of marijuana.

Gummow, who was previously on probation for reckless driving involving alcohol, was charged with a probation violation, possession of marijuana and resisting an officer without force or violence.

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