GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A Great Falls man who pleaded guilty to distribution of dangerous drugs after four teens ate marijuana-laced brownies last October has been sentenced to two years with the Department of Corrections.

KFBB-TV reports 37-year-old Norman Lutz was sentenced Tuesday to five years with the department with three suspended.

Several character witnesses expressed disbelief that Lutz would give teenagers, including his son, pot-laced brownies.

The mother of one of the teens said she took her daughter to the emergency room. She says the children were having tremors and appeared to be having panic attacks.

The girls told investigators Lutz gave them the brownies. His friends and family say the kids took the brownies without Lutz knowing.

At the time of his arrest, KFBB reported Lutz was a medical marijuana cardholder.