CORBIN, Ky. (KT) - Former Knox County magistrate Jerry “Rabbit” Cox was arrested on a federal indictment warrant for six counts of Distribution of Controlled Substances – Hydrocodone. Cox turned himself over to the custody of the DEA Thursday morning.
The alleged drug transactions occurred while Cox was a sitting magistrate in Knox County. These charges are the result of a joint investigation between Appalachia Narcotics Investigations and the DEA, according to the Corbin/Whitley News Journal.
Appalachia Narcotics Investigations is a multi-agency narcotics investigative unit consisting of detectives from the Harlan County Sheriff’s Office, Bell County Sheriff’s Office, Pineville Police Department and the Kentucky State Police.