It’s a question that is bound to be explored in season four as fans search for answers to some of their most burning questions.
But for now, a new fan theory has emerged to potentially explain just why Sheriff Nix is so firmly in the Snells’ pockets.
Taking to Reddit, Ozark fan YungDonaldDarko put forward the theory: “The Snell name is deeply rooted in the history of the Ozarks.
“My assumption is that Jacob and Sheriff Nix probably grew up together. Plus the Snells have dirt on the entire sheriff’s department, it’s clear they were peddling heroin for the Snells in the past.”