Federal authorities have charged a man they say admitted bringing 20 kilograms of cocaine from Texas to the Mahoning Valley.

State Troopers say they searched a truck parked at the Pilot gas station on Route 46 in Austintown last Friday after a drug-sniffing dog alerted them to something suspicious inside.

According to an affidavit filed in U.S. District Court, Troopers found 20 wrapped packages of cocaine stuffed into three duffle bags.

Troopers say the truck driver, Javier Eduardo Guiterrez-Quintana, admitted bringing twenty kilograms of cocaine from the El Paso, Texas area to the Youngstown area.

The affidavit says that the suspect told a Drug Enforcement Agency agent that he was supposed to hand over the narcotics to a person whose name he didn’t know.

As of Wednesday, Guiterrez-Quintana remained in custody awaiting a detention hearing in federal court on Monday.

A DEA agent said in the affidavit said that that drug traffickers will often transport drugs on board commercial vehicles with legitimate cargo to hide their crimes from law enforcement.