SheffieldÂ men jailed over drugs worth Â£60kÂ found in city house
TwoÂ SheffieldÂ men have been jailed over cannabis plants worthÂ Â£60,000 found during a police raid ofÂ a house.
Acting on a tip-off that a house in Woodhead Road, Highfield, was being used to grow cannabis, officers raided theÂ propertyÂ and found 60Â plants, worth Â£60,000.
A further 1kg of cannabis bud and Â£5,000 in cash then found in a vehicle parked outside the house.
The drugs and cash were seized and two men were arrested.
COURT:Â '˜Half-naked man sexually assaulted me on Sheffield street,' police officer tells jury Lorenc Metellari, aged 27, of Woodhead RoadÂ and Riza Proshka, 19, also of Woodhead Road, pleaded guilty to the production of cannabis during a hearing at Sheffield Crown Court and were eachÂ jailed for 10 months.
PC Christopher Lukins, from the Sharrow neighbourhood policing team, which followed up the anonymous tip-off, said: 'Our team are constantly seeking out proactive opportunities to disrupt criminality in the area, particularly around the supply and distribution of drugs.
'Drugs ruin communities and can leave people living in the same area feeling miserable and afraid.
'We would encourage anyone with concerns to get in touch with us either via 101, speak to us while we're out and about, or speak to Crimestoppers anonymously.
'We will always act on any information passed to us, like in this case, which has resulted in a large amount of cannabis being removed from the streets of Sheffield and disrupted the criminality of two men.'