MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. ‘ Eminem’s ex-wife, Kimberly Mathers (search), has pleaded guilty to a drug charge and a driving offense as part of an agreement to resolve two drug cases, the prosecutor’s office said.
Mathers, who’s been the subject of some of the rapper’s songs, appeared Thursday before Circuit Court Judge Edward A. Servitto and entered the pleas to a charge of possessing 25 grams or less of cocaine and failing to give adequate space to an emergency vehicle. The charges came from a June traffic stop in St. Clair Shores.
A third charge of driving with a suspended license will be dropped and a charge of maintaining a drug house, from a Warren hotel party in September where police confiscated marijuana and Ecstasy, will be dismissed, said David Portuesi, chief of the drug crimes unit for the Macomb County prosecutor’s office.
“Probation is an outcome that’s recommended here within the state guidelines,” Portuesi told The Macomb Daily for Friday’s editions.
While the St. Clair Shores case was pending, the 28-year-old Mathers failed to appear in court. On Nov. 1, she broke or removed an electronic tether designed to monitor her whereabouts. Mathers turned herself in later that month.
Portuesi said the judge has removed the tether and house arrest as conditions of Mathers’ bond.
Defense attorney Michael Sinutko asked for Mathers to get consideration under a legal provision where offenders convicted of their first drug crime can abide by probation or other terms and get their convictions sealed or expunged. Servitto likely will rule on the request at Mathers’ Jan. 21 sentencing.