A Struthers man caught with 33 pounds of cocaine hidden in his pickup truck has been convicted of a federal charge.

Frank Martinez Jr. pleaded guilty on Thursday to possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

A state trooper pulled over Martinez for an improper lane change on an interstate in March.

A search of the pickup truck uncovered 15 kilos of cocaine concealed beneath the truck's fuel tank toolbox.

Martinez announced his intention to plead guilty in the case after a federal judge rejected his claims that the search was illegal.

Details of the plea agreement were not immediately available.

Sentencing will be set after a probation report is completed.