Billy the Ex­ter­mi­na­tor, wife plead not guilty to drug charges

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - ENTERTAINMENT -

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.

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