Mark Cook

Mark Cook

A Westmoreland man was arrested after allegedly passing out inside a residence not belonging to him while carrying moonshine, drug paraphernalia and a set of brass knuckles.

Mark Allen Cook, 58, faces multiple charges following the incident, which took place on Feb. 12.

According to the arrest report, Cook went inside the residence and was found passed out when the homeowners returned. Macon County Sheriff's Office deputy Joseph Woodard reported that there was a strong alcoholic odor coming from Cook.

Inside the residence, Woodard allegedly found a Mason jar with moonshine inside next to Cook's jacket, along with a bottle of prescription drugs without a name inside the pocket.

The report also states that Cook was in possession of a set of brass knuckles and two makeshift straws containing white residue.

Cook was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, public intoxication, aggravated burglary, possession of an unlawful weapon and possession of a legend drug.

His bond was set at $13,500, and his court date is slated for March 20.