Billy the Exterminator, wife plead not guilty to drug charges
NEW ORLEANS — William (Billy) Bretherton, star of the A&E reality show Billy the Exterminator, has pleaded not guilty along with his wife to drug charges in his home state of Louisiana.
Bretherton and his wife, Mary, were arrested in June on drug possession charges. At the time, they surrendered to police on a warrant charging them with one count each of possession of synthetic marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
On Wednesday, the couple each entered the pleas in a state court. According to court documents, they had not yet hired an attorney but planned to do so before a Sept. 19 hearing before a judge.
Bossier City spokesman Mark Natale said police were called April 28 to a hotel after a 911 hang-up call from a room there. The arrest warrant was issued after items recovered from their hotel room tested positive for synthetic marijuana, Natale said.
The Brethertons surrendered June 1, posted $6,000 bond each and were released.
A&E has not responded to requests for comment since then, but a video and bio promoting his reality show are still on the network’s website.