Leslie Aikens, 46, was arrested at the end of his shift today.
He is charged with aiding and abetting the possession with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine on or about March 10, 2011, and "for allegedly accepting a $2,000 bribe to provide protection for a vehicle which he believe to be transporting seven kilograms of cocaine.," the U.S. Attorney's Office announced.
The drug offense charged in count one of the indictment carries a statutory penalty of not less than 10 years or more than life imprisonment and a $10 million fine upon conviction. The Hobb's Act violation as alleged in the second count of the indictment count carries a statutory penalty upon conviction of 20 years incarceration without parole and a $250,000 fine.
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HPD, the FBI and the Texas Rangers worked on the investigation.