NJ Police Officer Arrested for Operating Meth Lab Out of Home

Prosecutors revealed Sunday that a Garden State officer was arrested for operating a drug factory out of his home.   

Christopher Walls, 50, a former Long Branch Police Department officer, was arrested after his colleagues were called to his house Saturday night for a domestic altercation, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.   

Someone in the house alerted cops. The chemicals and tools for manufacturing meth were discovered in the basement and a barn, according to a prosecutor’s complaint.  

According to the release, Walls had books on producing meth, bombs, and poison.   The cop has been in the Long Branch Police Force for 19 years. 

Walls is facing six meth-related offences, as well as a second-degree child endangerment charge and weapons possession while under the influence of a controlled hazardous drug.   If convicted on all offences, he faces a potential sentence of 60 years in prison. Walls is being held in Monmouth County Correctional Institution pending a hearing. Information for his attorney wasn’t available Sunday.