William Bretherton, star of the A&E reality series Billy the Exterminator, was put on probation for a year, fined $500, and was given a 60-day suspended sentence after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor count of possessing synthetic marijuana, the Associated Press reported. As part of his plea deal, Bretherton has agreed to undergo substance-abuse evaluation and treatment. His probation also requires community service and regular drug and alcohol testing.
Bretherton and his wife, Mary, were arrested last year in Louisiana and booked with one count each of possession of synthetic marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Prosecutors dropped charges against Mary Bretherton at an April 19 hearing, her attorney said, along with the paraphernalia citation against Billy.
A&E has not answered requests for comment in the case. Billy the Exterminator ran for six seasons, with the last original episode having aired in December 2012.
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