Metropolitan Nashville Police arrested 40-year-old Carmaletta Smith after seeing her pull a pipe out of her shirt, and then smoke it while walking down Drexel Street on Tuesday morning. The contents inside the pipe tested positive for cocaine.
A Davidson County affidavit said Smith admitted the pipe and cocaine were hers, and that she would “take the charge.”
However, she had been on the run since 2011, and the drug charges led to the discovery of her outstanding warrant.
Police learned Smith was wanted in Lawton, Oklahoma, on failure to appear charges, stemming from allegations that she obtained cash by writing fake checks.
She has had a history of writing bad checks, spending time in Oklahoma's Department of Corrections in 2007 for those charges.
According to court documents, Smith was supposed to appear to face more charges of bad check writing in 2011, but failed to do so.
She was charged with being a fugitive from justice along with drug charges. Her bond was set at $82,000.