Leslie Aikens, a 19-year Houston Police Department vet, has been quickly convicted of drug-related corruption after a federal trial.
The U.S. Attorney's Office says a jury took less than two hours to return the guilty verdict after a two-day trial in which prosecutors presented evidence Aikens was paid $2,000 to escort a cocaine delivery in a police vehicle.
Because what else are police vehicles for, when it comes to drug deliveries?
The escort was for seven kilograms of coke, the USAO said.
"The jury also viewed a video as well as audio tapes which detailed the transaction," the USAO said. "The defense, however, attempted to convince the jury that Aikens had no knowledge of the cocaine."
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Aikens faces a minimum 10-year-term of imprisonment up to life, a maximum $10 million fine and a minimum five-year-term of supervised release for the drug offense as well as 20 years incarceration and a $250,000 fine for the Hobbs Act conviction at his sentencing which is scheduled for Feb. 2, 2012, at 3:00 p.m.