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Noxubee sheriff's son arrested in Monroe County


Akem Olajuwon Grassaree

Akem Olajuwon Grassaree



Sarah Fowler



The son of the Noxubee County Sheriff has been arrested for the third time in less than six months. 


Akem Grassaree, 25, of Macon was arrested by officers with the Monroe County Sheriff's Department after cocaine was allegedly discovered in his possession, according to Sheriff Cecil Cantrell. 


Grassaree is the son of sheriff Terry Grassaree. 


As of press time, Cantrell said the investigation was ongoing and expected charges to be filed. 


Grassaree was arrested by the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department Narcotics Unit in December for felony possession of cocaine as well as misdemeanor possession of marijuana. He was released on a $5,000 bond. 


Grassaree was arrested again in March for possession of cocaine in a motor vehicle with intent to distribute. He also had approximately $7,000 in his possession at the time of his arrest. He received a $25,000 bond.


Sarah Fowler covered crime, education and community related events for The Dispatch.



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