HOUSTON, Texas — (DMN) – Former Houston Police officer Leslie Aikenswas sentenced to 188 months in prison without the possibility of parole after being convicted of corruption, including using his squad car to protect drug loads, authorities said Thursday. A statement released by prosecutors notes that during a November trial, the majority of testimony came from the FBI agent who testified that Aikens escorted a load of seven kilograms of cocaine. The following day, he received the $2,000 bribe payment for his services. U.S. District Judge Sim Lake, who presided over the trial, sentenced Aikens to 188 months on each of the two counts of conviction, to run concurrently, according to the statement from prosecutors. Assistant United States Attorneys John Jocher and Jim McAlister prosecuted the case.