Webster Edmund, 37, will spend two years and five weeks in jail after pleading guilty to four charges in court today, offenses he committed while allegedly holding captive for 40 days, a Layou teenager.
Ten charges were brought against Edmund when he appeared at a Roseau court last week, three days after he and the teen had been found.
He appeared before the St. Joseph court Thursday, April 7, 2011, where only four charges were dealt with: unlawful possession of 67 grams of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to supply, possession of a firearm, and possession of ammunition.
In a plea for Edmund before his sentence was handed down, defense attorney Peter Alleyne said Edmund has been cooperative with police and did not waste the court’s time.
Edmund, who is from the Layou community, had been in difficulty with the law for other matters in previous years.
Law officials have asked to exclude from reports, the name of the Layou teenager who had gone missing.