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Bartow teacher charged with drug possession

Bartow, Florida -- A Polk County high school teacher was Tasered by police and arrested for drug possession on Monday.

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Bartow police say they pulled over 33-year-old Bradley Gummow for a traffic stop shortly before 11 a.m. at the intersection of Polk Street and Baker Avenue. 

While talking with Gummow, cops say they observed a plastic bag in his mouth and called in a K-9 unit.

Police say when they asked Gummow what was in his mouth, the suspect turned and refused to cooperate with officers.

Gummow allegedly began resisting police until he was shot with a Taser stun gun. He then spit out what turned out to be five individual bags containing marijuana, weighing a total of 4.7 grams.

Gummow is an 11th and 12th grade teacher at Bartow High School, assigned to teach International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement students. 

Before Monday's arrest, Gummow was on probation for reckless driving involving alcohol. He is now charged with possession of marijuana, violation of probation, and resisting an officer without force or violence.

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