FARRELL Drug sweep nets 3 arrests

One man was injured in a fight with police, and a drug-sniffing dog helped to find drugs discarded along a street.
FARRELL, Pa. -- Three people were picked up and drugs were confiscated in a series of arrests over a 15-hour period.
The string began when police spotted Eric L. Hopson, 24, of Beechwood Avenue in the 900 block of Fruit Avenue shortly after noon Wednesday and knew he was wanted on a state police warrant.
When police confronted him, he tried to fight with them, police said.Hopson's arm was broken in the struggle, police said.
Hopson was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, disorderly conduct and possession of cocaine with intent to deliver.
Police said they found $3,700 cash and about one-fifth ounce of suspected crack on him.
He was treated at UPMC Horizon for his injury and will be arraigned at a later date, police said, noting the entire encounter was filmed by a surveillance camera in the Fruit Avenue area.
Other arrests: At 3 p.m. Wednesday, police got a call of suspicious activity at Fruit Avenue and George Street. Officers took Sharpsville's drug-sniffing dog with them on that call and didn't make any arrests but did find about one-tenth of an ounce of marijuana and about one-fifth of an ounce of crack cocaine.
At 9:30 p.m., police spotted Tanya M. Winston, 24, of Spearman Avenue in the 100 block of Wallis Avenue and knew there was a state police warrant for her arrest on a drug charge.
Police said they found $250 cash and about one-quarter ounce of suspected crack cocaine on her. She was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and was arraigned before District Justice Henry Russo, who ordered her held in the county jail on $10,000 bond.
At 3:15 a.m. Thursday, police spotted Anthony A. Johnson Sr., 43, of Wallis Avenue, urinating as he walked along the 1100 block of Fruit Avenue.
Officers found more than half an ounce of suspected marijuana on him and charged him with possession of a controlled substance, open lewdness and public drunkenness.
He was arraigned before Justice Russo and freed on his own recognizance.