New Jersey cop busted for meth lab inside his house: authorities

A 19-year veteran police officer in New Jersey turned his own home into a meth lab, authorities said.

May 16, 2021: Veteran N.J. Police Officer Accused Of Running Meth Lab In His Home

Christopher Walls, 50, was arrested in Long Branch, N.J. this weekend after police discovered the drug den inside his house on West End Ave. near Hoey St., the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office said Sunday.

Cops responded to a domestic disturbance call at his home just after 10:30 p.m. Saturday, officials said. While there, officers were told by another resident that Walls was “involved in suspicious narcotics activity.”

A New Jersey State Police Hazmat Unit arrived and discovered meth lab tools and chemicals in the basement, as well as in a shed, authorities said. Investigators also found several books about making meth, explosives and poison in the house.

“It is particularly distressing that this hazard was caused by a sworn law enforcement officer,” Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said in a statement. “This officer’s actions do not reflect the moral compass of our officers or this agency.”

In addition to the meth lab, police found multiple guns, including “two long guns, four handguns, eight high-capacity magazines, and a large quantity of ammunition.”

Walls faces multiple charges, including maintaining or operating a controlled dangerous substance production facility, as well as several weapons-related charges.

The cop, who was immediately suspended without pay after his arrest, also faces a child endangerment charge because his weapons were kept in an unsecured gun safe in a home with a child, prosecutors said.

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/ny-meth-lab-new-jersey-20210517-xx2znuowpveifhp4ymfcv75e5m-story.html

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