A Garden State police officer was busted on Sunday for operating a meth lab from inside his home, prosecutors revealed on Sunday.
50-year-old Christopher Walls a long-time member of the Long Branch Police Department, had been apprehended after his colleagues were dispatched to his residence on Saturday evening due to a domestic disturbance, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office tweeted.
A 19-year veteran police officer of the Long Branch Police Department has been suspended without pay after he was arrested and charged today with various offenses related to manufacturing and maintaining a methamphetamine laboratory at his home. https://t.co/uN2IeKAZSD pic.twitter.com/m9LfCvKyAI
— Monmouth County Prosecutor (@MonCoProsecutor) May 16, 2021
Someone in the home tipped police officers to the cop’s Walter White-like activity as well as discovered the substances and tools for producing meth in his basement and a shed, a statement coming from the district attorney pointed out.
Walls had manuals connected to producing meth, explosives, and also poisonous substances.
The cop had been a veteran police officer with the Long Branch Department for 19 years.
Police additionally discovered a stockpile of 6 guns, high-capacity magazines as well as ammunition in an unprotected safe that could’ve potentially been accessed by a child residing in the home.
Local cops teamed up with state police during the investigation, the prosecutor’s statement mentioned.
“It is particularly distressing that this hazard was caused by a sworn law enforcement officer.” Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni stated.
Walls is facing 6 charges associated with meth manufacturing in addition to a degree2nd-degree child endangerment charge as well as gun possession in the course of a controlled-dangerous material offense.
Christopher Walls is facing a maximum of 60 years in prison if pronounced guilty of all charges. Monmouth County Correctional Institution is withholding information pending a hearing. As of Sunday, his legal representative had not been readily available.
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