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'Billy the Exterminator' Star -- Busted for Roaches

4/13/2010 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

'Billy the Exterminator' StarOne of the stars of "Billy the Exterminator" was the one buggin' out this weekend -- when cops in Louisiana busted the guy for felony marijuana possession.

TMZ has learned Ricky Lee Bretherton -- one of the bug fighters on the A&E reality show -- was arrested on April 10 when a routine traffic stop turned into a big, green drug bust.

According to Leesville PD, officers approached Bretherton's car and located a "quantity of suspected marijuana as well as a container that had more suspected marijuana as well as drug paraphernalia."

Bretherton and a female passenger were each arrested. Bretherton was charged with felony weed possession, felony drug paraphernalia possession and a traffic charge.

Bretherton's bond was set at $4198 -- he was released on his own recognizance.

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BananaHammock    



Seriously...is anybody surprised that this guy smokes dope?!?!?



1569 days ago
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LORI    


AWWW LEAVE BILLY ALONE ..HE IS JUST SOOOOO COOL AND OH SO CUTE!!!

1569 days ago
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jenirow    

I am so glad I live in California...the time and effort that law enforcement will waste on this matter can better be spent pursuing real criminals!!

1569 days ago
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two cents    

WHEN are they going to stop wasting time, effort and money on this natural herb? How ridiculous.

1569 days ago
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Criss    

Enough with weed being criminal. I don't even smoke anymore at all, and I think it's ridiculous

1569 days ago
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Alexa    

LORI
It's Billy's loser brother who was arrested..not Billy.

1569 days ago
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fishbone    

Dude no way he smokes pot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1569 days ago
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janett    

that was a no-brainer!!!you could look at him and tell! i hope they dont cancel the show!

1569 days ago
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electriczipper    

weed is good for you..its a mind expander

1569 days ago
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mr attitude    

$4198 for bond... Where do they come up with these numbers? Like rounding it to $4200 would be such a huge difference! Hey maybe Dog Chapman posted the bond and will have to chase him down! Cool reality TV connection right there!

1569 days ago
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scott    

Gotta agree with some of the other people. I've watched this show a few times, and it really doesn't surprise me this dude smokes weed. But with the amount he had, he probably was selling it as well.

1569 days ago
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jmn_1983    

hahaha, i grew up and went to high school in Leesville!

1569 days ago
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moe    

Leesville, L.A. is one of the worst cities in America! It is located right outside of the Army base Fort Polk and wouldn't even exist without it. This city still engages in prohibition, will not let MTV or the E! Entertainment channel be broadcasted on their local cable television carrier. This town relies on law enforcement to bust people for minute infractions in order to make money they have also been known to use any means necessary to bust those who are not "their kind" which is basically everyone with a car that comes through this one road town.

1569 days ago
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Ginger    

Did they get the right brother? It's the side-kick brother who seemed to have the drug problem. I love the show anyway - I'm from Louisiana and get homesick for 'down home' people from time to time. I hope this doesn't end their program.

1569 days ago
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yup    

He's obnoxious as hell - please cancel this guy's show.

1569 days ago
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