Soap opera star Jason Cook (search) was arrested after he allegedly became argumentative with airport officials who found a pipe with marijuana debris in his luggage.

The "Days of Our Lives" (search) actor was arrested Monday at the Des Moines International Airport about 6 a.m. Monday on charges of public intoxication and drug paraphernalia.

He was in Des Moines over the weekend for the 31st annual Variety Club telethon.

"Jason appeared to be intoxicated, showing signs as bloodshot watery eyes, argumentative behavior, inability to follow instructions and smelled strongly of an alcoholic beverage," a police report said.

Stan Reynolds, volunteer producer of the telethon, said he bailed Cook out of jail.

"I'm just sick to my stomach over this. I just love this young man. This is his fourth year coming here to help us, and he just works his tail off for the kids," Reynolds said.

The telethon raised $3.5 million for children's charities.