By Zeke MacCormack - Express-News A Department of Public Safety trooper based in Boerne was jailed Friday on a felony charge of delivery of a controlled substance.
A DPS press release said Trooper Jeffery Jerman, 33, was arrested after a month-long investigation into alleged steroid-dealing and was booked into the Kendall County Jail. He was released on a $15,000 bond.
“Everybody was shocked by it,” Kendall County Chief Deputy Matt King said of the arrest.
Jerman began working out of the sheriff's department offices there earlier his year, having previously worked in Kerrville.
DPS officials said Jerman, who worked for the agency for nine years, was suspended pending the resolution of the joint investigation by the agency's criminal investigation division, the Texas Rangers and the federal Drug Enforcement Administration.
DPS spokeswoman Tela Mange declined to discuss any details of the case, saying the investigation was ongoing.
A statement released by the agency quoted DPS Director Steven McCraw as saying, “The Department of Public Safety is made up of thousands of hard-working and honest commissioned officers and non-commissioned professionals.”
“Unfortunately, as with any large organization, isolated incidents occur when individuals violate their oath of office and run afoul of the law.“