THE police have arrested two men on suspicion of producing cannabis with intent - after two special constables noticed the drug's distinctive smell.

Paul Carpenter and Iona Edwards were patrolling the Clough estate in Barnsley when they noticed the smell.

Coming from the block of flats, the pair knocked on every door until they tracked down where the smell was coming from.

After finding 700g of cannabis in a flat, two men were arrested, aged 32 and 52.

Sergeant Darren Taylor, from South Yorkshire Police’s anti-social behaviour team, said: "Not only did they initiate the arrests but they also led the interviews and seized the drugs."