Two men appear in court after 273 cannabis plants seized at Shrewsbury house

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Two men appeared in court today on suspicion of cannabis production, after 273 plants were found at a home in Shrewsbury.

The huge haul of cannabis plants. Photo: @ShrewsburyCops

Ardit Mehalla, aged 19, and Besim Tafa, aged 45, both of no fixed abode, appeared at Telford Magistrates Court, where they denied the charges.

The pair, originally from Albania, were arrested on Tuesday after the cannabis plants were found at a house in Moston Road in the Sundorne area.

The prosecutor, Adam Warner, said: "Police executed a search warrant in the Sundorne area of Shrewsbury on February 14.

Half of the huge crop of cannabis plants. Photo: @ShrewsburyCops

"The search revealed a professional factory type set up for the production of cannabis.

"There was a total on 273 plants in very good condition. 148 of these had reached flowering maturity."

Tafa and Mehalla were remanded in custody and will appear at Shrewsbury Crown Court on March 20.

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