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 today.
A trooper stopped a 2000 Dodge Ram pickup truck going east about 1 p.m. and determined that the driver, 38-year-old Anthony S. Knight, had no form of 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 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 meth.
Knight was arrested on a charge of driving while suspended and on the Michigan warrants. Riege was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine, reckless possession of paraphernalia and the warrant out of Florida.