NORWALK — Loitering led to drug charges for a city man on Monday afternoon, police said.

The Strategic Narcotics Enforcement Team was patrolling Woodward Avenue around 10 p.m. Monday when they saw a group of men hanging outside the Woodward Liquor Store, 50 Woodward Ave., just beside a “No Loitering” sign, according to police.

The men scattered as officers approached the group, police spokeswoman Sgt. Sofia Gulino. Gulino said two of them tried to cross the street so abruptly that they were nearly hit by a car.

One of the men, who was not named in the report, stopped when ordered to by an officer, while the other, 26-year-old Jonathan McFadden continued walking away.

Gulino said another officer chased McFadden and eventually caught up to him, Gulino said. McFadden struggled with the officer before being restrained, Gulino said.

Police said they found a small amount of marijuana in McFadden’s pockets.

McFadden, of South Main Street, was charged with interfering with an officer, disorderly conduct and possession of less than a half-ounce of marijuana. He was held on $10,000 bond and given a court date of Sept. 30.