A MAN has been arrested after 28 cannabis plants were discovered at an industrial estate in Mere.

Officers attended Quarryfields Industrial Estate this morning due to concerns raised about the possibility of drugs activity.

In particular, there were reports of a strong smell of cannabis coming from one of the container units.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of possession of a Class B drug and being concerned in the cultivation and supply of Class B drugs.

He is now in custody at Melksham Police Station.

There will be a police presence at the unit throughout the day to ensure it is made safe and recover evidence.

Sergeant Kevin Harmsworth, from the Warminster Area Community Policing Team, said: “Officers attended the site following community concerns about the strong smell of cannabis, which was causing a significant nuisance.

“I know that there are some who do not feel cannabis is a harmful drug, but we must be clear that it is illegal.

"The cultivation and supply of cannabis causes a great amount of inconvenience and upset to our communities – particularly the smell and associated criminal activity.”

Wiltshire Police always urges people to report drugs activity to officers, and you can do this by calling 101, or 999 if a crime is in progress.