The Bell County Sheriff’s Department is proud to be a part of an organization focused on taking down those dealing drugs in our community.

On Thursday July 11, 2019 former Knox County Magistrate, Jerry “Rabbit” Cox, was arrested on a federal indictment warrant for six counts of Distribution of Controlled Substances – Hydrocodone.

Mr. Cox turned himself over to the custody of the DEA at 11:00 this morning in the London Kentucky and is being held in the Laurel County Corrections Center.

The alleged drug transactions occurred while Mr. Cox was a sitting Magistrate in Knox County. These charges are the result of a joint investigation between Appalachia Narcotics Investigations and the DEA.

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.