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Rapper Eminem’s former wife faces arrest

Kimberly Mathers failed to return to a court-ordered drug treatment program.
/ Source: The Associated Press

An arrest warrant was issued for rapper Eminem’s former wife Wednesday, a day after she failed to return to a court-ordered drug treatment program, officials said.

Kimberly Mathers didn’t return to a Macomb County treatment facility on Tuesday, a spokesman for the state Department of Corrections 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.

Macomb County Circuit Judge Edward Servitto signed the warrant Wednesday afternoon.

Corrections spokesman Russ Marlan said authorities contacted members of Mathers’ family, but 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.

The judge in February ordered Mathers to serve 30 days in the county jail and then be transferred to an inpatient substance abuse treatment program for 90 days.

The 28-year-old was sentenced in January to two years probation after pleading guilty to cocaine possession. The charges stemmed from a traffic stop last June in St. Clair Shores.

Mathers and Eminem, whose legal name is Marshall Bruce Mathers III, have a daughter.