Farmington Hills Police Arrest Woman with Ties to Tucker Cipriano
Christine Frederick, 47, faces drug-related charges after her arrest Friday night in an investigation unrelated to the Cipriano homicide case, authorities said.
A Farmington Hills woman who told reporters that homicide suspect Tucker Cipriano may have been high on the synthetic drug "Spice" was arrested Friday night on drug charges.
According to a news release issued this morning by Farmington Hills Police, Christine Frederick, 47, was taken into custody by the department's Directed Patrol Unit and faces charges of manufacturing marijuana and second or subsequent violation for possession of a controlled substance.
After the April 18 arraignment of Tucker Cipriano, 19, and Mitchell Young, 20, each of whom face five felony counts in the beating death of Tucker's father, Bob, and attacks on his mother, Rose, and brother Salvatore, Frederick told reporters that Tucker's adoption and alleged drug use were possible triggers for his troubles. She said the teen lived with her last fall, after she underwent brain surgery.
While the department will not release details about the ongoing investigation, Police Chief Chuck Nebus said Frederick's arrest is related to an ongoing drug investigation and not to the Cipriano case.
Frederick was arraigned early Saturday morning at the Farmington Hills Police Department Jail by 47th District Court Magistrate Dennis Pheney. She was released on a $1,000 personal bond. A preliminary examination conference is scheduled May 2 at the 47th District Court, and a preliminary examination is scheduled May 9.