June 7th, 2012 by faye
Billy Bretherton, the star of A&E’s reality show “Billy the Exterminator” has been arrested by the authorities due to possession of synthetic marijuana. He was arrested together with his wife, Mary.
According to reports, police officers were dispatched to the Courtyard Marriott in Benton, Louisiana on the 28th of April. This was in response to a 911 hang-up call. When the police arrived at the hotel room of Billy Bretherton and his wife, they recovered what is suspected to be synthetic marijuana and some drug-smoking device. Synthetic marijuana refers to a wide range of drugs which mimics the effects of marijuana. Some of them are legal, and some are not.
Mark Natale, spokesman of Bossier City said on Tuesday that a warrant was issued last week for Billy Bretherton and his wife, Mary, after the items recovered from their hotel room tested positive for synthetic marijuana. The warrant was issued for drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The couple surrendered to the police on Friday June 1. Each posted a $6,000 bond and were released later that day as well, said Natale. As of the moment, no court date has been set for their synthetic marijuana possession case.
The reality show follows Billy Bretherton, a pest control specialist in North Louisiana, as he responds to calls to trap, wrangle or kill different pests and critters, which includes bees, snakes and cockroaches.
In a video on A&E, reality star Bretherton says he has been working in the extermination business for more than 20 years now and tries to set most animals he catches free.
“I believe in karma,” Billy Bretherton said in the video. “If I killed indiscriminately I think it would eventually come back to haunt me.”