Stephen Tynes handed conditional discharge on weapons charge

Stephen Gregory Tynes has been given a conditional discharge with a year's probation after pleading guilty to possession of an overcapacity cartridge magazine.

The 32-year-old Truro man, a suspended Dalhousie University medical student, was sentenced Wednesday in Dartmouth Provincial Court.

The cartridge magazine, commonly known as a banana clip, was discovered along with two rifles and ammunition in August 2015.

Police were investigating possible threats at the Halifax university after contact from Tynes' psychiatrist.

Tynes would later face two counts of uttering threats to cause bodily harm and one count of engaging in threatening conduct, but those charges were withdrawn in June after the Crown said it became clear the evidence to support criminal charges wasn't as strong as initially thought.

The Crown said the banana clip is legal in Canada if it has a rivet to limit the capacity to five rounds, but the rivet was missing.

Tynes will be back in court next month after being charged in March with sexual assault in a separate incident in May 2013.