AROUND 50 cannabis plants were discovered after officers on foot patrol in Dorchester ‘followed their noses’.

Officers on duty in the town noticed a strong smell of cannabis coming from a flat when they were in London Road last Friday night at around 11.45pm.

They knocked on the door and were allowed to enter the premises by the occupants.

The officers discovered cannabis was being cultivated in the property and seized around 50 plants.

A 30-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman from the county town were arrested in connection with the drugs and cautioned.

Dorchester and Sherborne Neighbourhood Inspector Les Fry said: “This was an excellent piece of detection work. We will not tolerate drugs offences, and as this incident shows, we will proactively take action.

“I would encourage members of the public who have any knowledge or concerns about suspected drugs offences in their area to contact Dorset Police on 101.”

Insp Fry added further praise for the officers, saying: “They literally followed their noses, it was really good work.”