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Two charged with alleged production of cannabis

Carlisle Magistrates Court

Two-men have appeared before magistrates in the Rickergate Court House today (Monday) following a drug seizure in Carlisle.

Elidon Hajdarmata, 24, and Rafael Hysaj, 26, are both charged that between 20 February March 16, they are alleged to have produced a large quantity of a controlled Class B drug, cannabis.

It was said by the prosecutor Peter Beardsley that a large amount of drug paraphernalia was found in the unit, with a possible monetary yield of over two-thousand pounds the prosecution allege.

During the hearing an Albanian interpreter assisted the men.

Rafael Hysaj was working for a car wash in Carlisle, his lawyer John Smith told the court. No-plea was indicated to the allegations by either man.

The court was given limited details of the alleged offences, it was stated police received reports there was a smell of cannabis coming from a building on the Rosehill Industrial Estate, Warwick Road.

Police officers attended the unit on Saturday 16th March as the shutters on the unit were raised, two – men were found leaving the commercial premises. They were both arrested on suspicion of the production of cannabis.

Magistrates remanded both men in custody until April 26, when they will appear at Carlisle Crown Court to enter pleas to the allegations.

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