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Two Elkhart men were arrested on the Indiana Toll Road in Steuben County on Tuesday afternoon on drug charges and arrest warrants from Michigan and Florida, state police said Wednesday.

A trooper stopped a 2000 Dodge Ram pickup going east about 1 p.m. and determined that the driver, 38-year-old Anthony S. Knight, had no identification and that his driving privileges were suspended, according to a statement issued by the state police.

There were 11 felony arrest warrants issued for Knight out of Cass County, Mich., state police said.

Five were drug-related charges and six were weapons-related charges, according to the statement.

Knight’s passenger, 38-year-old Rod A. Riege, has ties to the Devil’s Disciples, state police said, and he had a felony arrest warrant issued for him out of Marion County, Fla.

The warrant alleged aggravated stalking with a credible threat, state police said.

He had hydrocodone pills and a pill crusher when the pickup was stopped Tuesday, state police said. The trooper also reported that a small bag found in the truck contained old identification for Riege and a small bag of methamphetamine.

Knight was arrested on a charge of driving with a suspended license and on the Michigan warrants.

Riege was charged with possession of a controlled substance, meth possession, reckless possession of paraphernalia and the warrant out of Florida.