LEXINGTON - A former Knox County magistrate illegally sold pain pills during the time he was running for re-election last year, a federal grand jury has charged.

The grand jury indicted Jerry "Rabbit" Cox on a total of six charges of illegally distributing hydrocodone or oxycodone in March and April 2018.

Cox was a candidate for the Republican nomination for magistrate in one of the county's districts in the May 2018 primary.

He won the nomination but was defeated in November.

The drug charges against Cox carry a sentence of up to 20 years if he is convicted.

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