45 Guns Ex-Judge Mike Cook Will Surrender After Pleading Guilty to Heroin Charges


Michael Cook
  • Michael Cook

Former St. Clair County Judge Mike Cook pleaded guilty to federal guns and heroin charges Friday after a friend and fellow judge died of an overdose.

Cook hopes the court will accept an 18-month jail sentence for his charges: a misdemeanor heroin possession and a felony for being a drug user in possession of firearms. (Fun fact: While being arraigned for these charges, Cook was wearing cutoff shorts and a "Bad is my middle name" t-shirt.)

As part of his plea, Cook agrees to surrender his cache of weapons, including ammunition, telescopic rifle and shotgun sights, and other accessories.

See also: Michael Cook, Ex-Illinois Judge, Requests More Time in Rehab Before Trial

Here's a list of Cook's arsenal, listed by the Belleville News Democrat from court documents:

  • Armalite model AR5OA1 .50-caliber bolt action rifle bearing S/N US372849
  • Boss and Company double-barreled shotgun in case, S/N 93817
  • J. Purdey and Sons double-barreled shotgun in case, S/N 17887
  • ECH090 5.7x28 caliber S/N EN20081030 (rifle)
  • Ruger LCP .380 semiautomatic handgun S/N 375-17174
  • ECH090 5.7x28-caliber AIRSOFT GUN S/N EN20081030 (rifle)
  • 12-gauge Mossberg S/N U536982 (shotgun)
  • Winchester Model101 Field, 12-gauge shotgun, S/N 13AMN01698
  • New Service .45 Colt revolver S/N 147762
  • Ruger .357 magnum GP100 revolver in case, S/N 176-57578
  • Ruger .357 LCR revolver, S/N 546-58497, with padded case
  • Ruger LCP .380 semiautomatic handgun, S/N 375-17174
  • Beretta A391 Xtrema 2, S/N AG103165 (shotgun)
  • Browning Citori 12-gauge shotgun, S/N 14998ZY131
  • Ruger 10/22 S/N 353-10720 (rifle)
  • Walther P22 .22-caliber firearm with S/N T002531 (handgun)
  • Puma PPS .22 LR firearm S/N PP000648 (rifle)
  • Microtech Small Arms Research (MSAR) STG-556 (rifle)
  • FN 5.7 (rifle)
  • North American Arms Five Shot Revolver, S/N PG2994
  • 1 Black Beretta Model 92FS, 9 MM , bearing S/N BER237248Z with paddle holster (handgun).
  • 1 Smith & Wesson BodyGuard 380 S/N EAR5007 (handgun)
  • Harrington and Richardson, model Ultra Slug, 12 gauge single shot shotgun, S/N 260715, with Bushnell scope
  • Springfield Armory, M-1, Normandy Commemorative, .30-caliber rifle, S/N 7111209
  • Springfield Armory, model XD-9, 9mm semiautomatic handgun, S/N US972282
  • USSG, model SC2010, 410 gauge single shot shotgun, S/N 10400108
  • M-1 carbine, .30-caliber semiautomatic rifle, S/N 4222316
  • Harrington and Richardson, model Ultra Slug, 20 gauge single shot shotgun, S/N CAC286155, with Nikon scope
  • Savage, model 93R17, .17HMR caliber, bolt action rifle, S/N 1737179, with BSA scope
  • Romarm, model SA/Cugir/SAR-1, 7.62 x 399-caliber semiautomatic rifle, S/N S1-84288-03
  • Smith & Wesson, model M & P 15-22, .22 LR caliber semiautomatic rifle, S/N DTX6016
  • FNH, model SCAR 16S, 5.56 x 45-caliber semiautomatic rifle, S/N LC13261
  • Norinco SKS 7.62 x 39-caliber semiautomatic rifle, S/N 22001260
  • Remington, model 742 Woodsmaster, .243-caliber semiautomatic rifle, S/N A7306293, with Tasca scope
  • Ruger over/under 20 gauge shotgun, S/N 400-25483
  • Remington, model-87 Sportsman, 20 gauge semiautomatic shotgun, S/N TL077211
  • Central Arms Co., model 94B, 20 gauge single shot shotgun, with no visible S/N
  • Winchester, model SX3, 12 gauge semiautomatic shotgun, S/N 11HZM11576
  • Winchester, model SX3, 12 gauge semiautomatic shotgun, S/N 11HMN10625
  • Benelli, model Super Black Eagle II, 12 gauge semiautomatic shotgun, S/N U413989
  • Dan Wesson Arms, Second Amendment, .44 magnum six shot revolver, S/N 2AD027
  • Harrington and Richardson, model Ultra Slug, 12 gauge single shot shotgun, S/N 260798, with Bushnell scope
  • Henry Repeating Arms, .22-caliber lever action rifle, S/N C020202H
  • Beretta, model A.302, 12 gauge semiautomatic shotgun, S/N E83368E
  • HK, model USP, .40-caliber semiautomatic handgun, S/N 22-074701

Read Cook's official plea after the jump.


Follow Lindsay Toler on Twitter at @StLouisLindsay. E-mail the author at Lindsay.Toler@RiverfrontTimes.com.

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