The star's wife pleads not guilty...

EMINEM‘s estranged wife KIMBERLY MATHERS has appeared in a US court on drugs charges, where she pleaded not guilty.

As previously reported on NME.COM, on July 8 Mathers was arrested in suburban Detroit following a report of an accident on a local lake.

They couldn’t find any accident, but did find Mathers and a female friend carrying lifejackets and walking along a road by Lake St Clair, a mile from the reported accident.

It was established that Mathers was wanted by police in Warren, a nearby Michigan district, on a charge of disturbing the peace.

She was arrested and taken to Macomb County Jail. Her friend, who has not been named, was discovered to have an outstanding warrant in nearby Huntington Woods but was released so police there could pick up the matter.

However, in a further twist police discovered “a white, powdery substance in a bag” dropped in the back of the patrol car.

According to a report in the local Detroit Free Press newspaper, Mathers was arraigned yesterday (July 16) in the Mount Clemens’ 41-B District Court on a possession of cocaine charge. Mathers is claiming that the drug isn’t hers. However, if she is found guilty, she could face up to four years in prison.

Mathers will return to court next month (August 21) for a preliminary hearing, after being released on bail having posted a $500 bond.