Case of mistaken identity leads to drug arrest in South Nashville

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A woman detained in South Nashville for matching the description of a robbery suspect was later charged for felony drug possession, according to an arrest warrant.


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The police report states Metro officers responded early Tuesday morning to a motel on Metroplex Drive, in the area of Harding Place and Interstate 24.

When police arrived, they said they located 19-year-old Hannah Forkum who matched the description of a woman involved in a robbery.


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Upon further investigation, officers said they determined she was not involved in the robbery, but they arrested her on an outstanding warrant for failure to be booked.

During a search of Forkum’s purse, a warrant states police found five packages of marijuana edibles, five pills and 12 grams of cocaine in her purse, which they believed she intended to sell.


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Forkum was arrested and booked into the Metro jail early Tuesday morning on multiple felony charges, including drug possession and theft. Her bond was set at $14,000.

A booking photo for Forkum was not immediately released by law enforcement.

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