Eminem's Ex Awaits Drug Sentencing

updated 12/19/2003 at 12:00 AM EST

originally published 12/19/2003 4:25PM

Eminem's ex-wife Kimberly Mathers pleaded guilty in a Michigan courtroom Thursday to a drug charge and a driving offense -- part of a plea deal to resolve two drug cases, prosecutors tell the Associated Press.

Before Circuit Court Judge Edward A. Servitto, the 28-year-old Mathers entered the pleas to a charge of possessing 25 grams or less of cocaine and failing to accommodate an emergency vehicle while she was driving in June.

In exchange for the pleas, a third charge of driving with a suspended license will be dropped, as will a drug charge related to a Warren, Mich., hotel party in September where police confiscated marijuana and ecstasy, 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. "The judge will be aware of all the information in the case, including her history and the incident with her violating her tether."

While the driving charge was still pending, Mathers failed to appear in court after having removed an electronic tether designed to monitor her location. She eventually surrendered to authorities last month and is reportedly no longer under house arrest.

Sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 21.

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