Warrant issued for Mathers after failing to return to treatment facility
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — An arrest warrant was issued for rapper Eminem’s ex-wife on Wednesday, a day after she failed to return to a court-ordered drug treatment program, a spokesman for the state Department of Corrections said.
Kimberley Mathers didn’t return to a Macomb County treatment facility on Tuesday, corrections spokesman Russ Marlan said. After being taken to a doctor’s appointment that day, she was supposed to attend a nearby Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meeting and then return to the facility, he said.
Macomb County Circuit Judge Edward Servitto signed an arrest warrant for her Wednesday afternoon, Marlan said.
Marlan said authorities contacted members of Mathers’ family, but they said they didn’t know where she was.
Tuesday marked at least the second time Mathers dropped out of a court-ordered drug treatment program. She served some jail time after leaving the program late last month.
Servitto on Feb. 12 ordered Mathers to serve 30 days in the county jail and then be transferred to an inpatient substance abuse treatment program for an additional 90 days.
The 28-year-old had been sentenced on Jan. 21 to two years’ probation after pleading guilty to charges of possessing 25 grams or less of cocaine and failing to give adequate space to an emergency vehicle. The charges stemmed from a June traffic stop in St. Clair Shores.
Mathers and Eminem, whose legal name is Marshall Bruce Mathers III, have a daughter, Hailie Jade Mathers.