‘Billy The Exterminator’ Star Pleads Guilty To Drug Charge
Billy the Exterminator star William Bretherton has pleaded guilty to a recent drug charge.
The reality TV star appeared in court on April 19 after getting arrested last year for possessing synthetic marijuana. Bretherton’s wife was also hit with the misdemeanor charge, though it was later dropped by prosecutors.
Attorney Allyn Stroud explained that the Billy the Exterminator star was given a suspended 60-day jail term for the drug charge. He was also fined $500 and ordered to complete several hours of community service.
Bretherton will be required to complete a substance abuse program as a result of the plea deal. The star of the hit A&E series must submit to random drug testing as well.
Billy and Mary Bretherton’s trouble began in April of 2012. After police responded to a hang-up 911 call, they discovered the couple inside a hotel room in Bossier Parish. The pair were in possession of synthetic marijuana and drug paraphernalia. However, the latter charge was ultimately dropped.
Once police ran a test on the paraphernalia recovered from the hotel, an arrest warrant was issued for both parities. Mary and the Billy the Exterminator star were taken into custody and charged with the crimes.
Synthetic marijuana is a substance that mimics the effects of its namesake. While it’s legal in some parts of the county, effects have recently been made to crack down on drug.
Although Billy was charged with possessing synthetic marijuana, all of the charges against his wife were dropped. Neither A&E nor the Brethertons have commented on the situation as of this writing.
Previously known as The Exterminators, the reality series follows Billy as he contends with a number of scenarios for Vexcon Animal and Pest Control in Benton, Louisiana. The reality series has been on the air for a total of six seasons.
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