TWO industrial units which were allegedly transformed into a huge cannabis factory have gone on sale.

As reported by the Daily Echo, hundreds of plants were reportedly found inside the units at the Sandford Lane Industrial Estate in Purbeck last month.

Dorset Police officers hired lorries to clear the 'factory', which was based at units seven and eight.

The buildings, which cover a total of more than 6,000 square feet between them, apparently sold to an unknown person last summer for around £400,000.

Since the the properties were apparently purchased in 2019, little activity has been seen at the site.

However, one man who works nearby told the Daily Echo he had seen large vehicles pull up outside the doors at weekends.

Following the recent police investigation, both are now back on the market.

Unit seven is now being sold for £285,000. The space, which covers some 3,389 square feet, is currently vacant, according to agents Ellis and Partners.

The next door building, which covers 2,658 square feet, is being sold for the lower price of £240,000.

Unit nine, next door, is now also on the market. The site, which covers 4,778 square feet, is retailing for £370,000.

It features office space and a large forecourt.

Three men are due to appear at Bournemouth Crown Court later this month in connection with the alleged find.

It is understood allegations of modern slavery have been made. Victims of slavery are treated to the same lifelong anonymity as victims of sexual offences.

The men, who are aged 22, 25 and 46, have been charged with production of a controlled drug class B – cannabis.

The 22-year-old has also been charged with possession of controlled drug class B.

None of those charged has entered a plea.

A fourth man, aged 30, was released without charge.

A police spokesperson said: “He has been detained in relation to unrelated immigration offences.”