DPS arrests trooper for illegal activity

Posted by Ellen Krafve - email

Released by Tela Mange with the Texas Department of Public Safety:

Texas Rangers arrested a Boerne trooper on felony drug charges after a month-long joint investigation conducted by the Rangers, the DPS Criminal Investigation Division and the U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

Highway Patrol Trooper Jeffery Jerman, 33, is charged with delivery of a controlled substance (steroids). He has worked for DPS for nine years.

"The Department of Public Safety is made up of thousands of hard-working and honest commissioned officers and non-commissioned professionals," said DPS Director Steven McCraw. "Unfortunately, as with any large organization, isolated incidents occur when individuals violate their oath of office and run afoul of the law.  The Department continues to maintain the highest standards of conduct, and criminal activity by those who violate the trust of the Department and the citizens of Texas will not be tolerated."

Jerman has been suspended by DPS and the joint investigation is ongoing.

The charge is a second degree felony punishable by a maximum 20-year prison term and a $10,000 fine.  Jerman was taken to the Kendall County jail and his bond was set at $15,000.