New Jersey police officer running drug lab from home, arrested, charged with felonies

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Christopher Walls

New Jersey — A seasoned New Jersey police officer is facing multiple felony charges after a meth lab was discovered inside his home.

Officer Christopher Walls, 50, with the Long Branch Police Department is accused of building a meth lab in the basement and shed of his house in Freehold, New Jersey.

Prosecutors say that Walls has a 13-year-old daughter and a wife who also side inside the home.

An anonymous tip led police to the home on May 15, 2021, just shortly after 10 a.m.

Inside the home, police discovered books on making meth, explosives, poisons, un unsecured gun safe filled with over a dozen weapons, and several hundred rounds of ammunition.

Walls faces charges of Manufacturing Methamphetamine and Endangering a child.

Walls was suspended without pay pending the outcome of an investigation.

If he is convicted he faces 20 years in prison.

He has been with the department for 19 years.

Even though the evidence against Walls was quite substantial, neighbors told investigators that they refuse to believe it.

Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni, said, “If you use the wrong ingredients in the slightest bit, it could result in a major explosion, taking out the house…potentially even a city block.”

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