Old Dominion University student Tyler Bergeron, 20, of Herndon, Va. was the “calm, stereotypical pothead playing acoustic guitar,” something seemingly antithetical to recent charges brought against him.According to a friend, whom wished to remain anonymous, Bergeron had a good heart and always meant well.“He just loved making music and making new friends,” the friend said in a Facebook message. “He was always kind of weird but always a super nice dude. It’s hard for me to imagine him how the police describe him.”Police charged Bergeron with a single felony count of conspiring to commit an act of terrorism on April 10. He was granted a $50,000 bond last Wednesday, April 17. A conviction on the felony charge has a punishment of 20 years to life in prison.Police searched Bergeron’s apartment and found his journal in which he proclaimed himself a “domestic terrorist,” according to the warrant.An affidavit for the search warrant stated Bergeron asked his roommate, a firearms instructor, to get him a concealed weapons permit and assist him with shooting better. The roommate did not comply.General District Judge Bruce Wilcox ordered Bergeron to live under the close supervision of his parents in Northern Virginia, take drug tests and his prescribed medicine. Bergeron was also banned from ODU campus and from possessing any firearms or weapons.Bergeron’s attorney, William Taliaferro, told the court he was diagnosed with a mental illness and was no longer taking his medications, the Virginian-Pilot reported. By his own volition, Bergeron checked himself into the hospital and turned himself into the police.“We chilled everyday since January. He never once brought up shooting anyone. He was all about peace and love and music,” the friend said. “He would even say a Rastafarian prayer to Jah every time before he would smoke.”Nearing the end of March, he began to dress and act uncharacteristically and told his roommate he was “gonna start shooting” people “at school on the Internet,” according to a search warrant.Bergeron and his roommates weren’t friends and didn’t speak to each other much said the friend.“He was just some kid who stayed in his room and played video games all the time and never really talked to Bergeron,” the friend said of Bergeron’s roommate.