A state trooper faces up to 20 years in jail and a $10,000 fine after being charged by Texas Rangers Friday with delivery of a controlled substance (steroids).

The charge is a second-degree felony, according to a release. Investigating agencies include the Rangers, the DPS Criminal Investigation Division and the U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

Highway Patrol Trooper Jeffery Jerman, 33, has worked for DPS for nine years.

Jerman lives in Boerne, northwest of San Antonio in Kendall County.

“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. He was taken to the Kendall County jail and bond was set at $15,000.