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Knox County Ky Breaking News -Former Magistrate Jerry "Rabbit" Cox indicted

Updated: Jul 2, 2019

From The Mountain Advocate -

Our friends ad the Advocate report that a former Knox County magistrate has been indicted on federal charges for allegedly ‘knowingly and intentionally distribute a quantity of pills containing hydrocodone, a Schedule II controlled substance’ during Spring 2018. Cox also ran an unsuccessful re-election bid that spring but lost in the May primary election.


Former Magistrate Jerry ‘Rabbit’ Cox was indicted by the Eastern District of Kentucky, Southern Division, Federal Grand Jury on Thursday, June 27, 2019. The Grand Jury charged that Cox on six counts between March 28, 2018 and April 26, 2018, in Knox County, Ky. Also filed on Thursday, June 27 was an arrest warrant for Cox by the United States Attorney’s office.


Penalties of such offenses include up to 20 years of imprisonment, up to $1M fine, and at least three years supervised release.


Cox previously faced federal charges in 2017 when he was accused of misappropriating county property. He was acquitted later that year.

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