Taney County Prosecuting Attorney, Jeffrey M. Merrell announced today that Stephen K. Cox was sentenced to fifteen (15) years in the Department of Corrections by the Honorable Mark Orr for the class C felony of possession of methamphetamine. On February 20, 2007, a ten (10) woman, two (2) man jury convicted Stephen K. Cox, a Taney County resident of the C felony of possession of methamphetamine. Mr. Cox has multiple felony convictions for both the manufacturing and the distribution of controlled substances including methamphetamine and cocaine. As a result of his prior felony convictions, Mr. Cox faced the A felony range of punishment as a prior and persistent drug offender. For more information download the following press release.