Authorities said Sunday that a Monmouth County police officer was arrested for running a meth lab out of his Long Branch home.
Around 10:30 p.m. Saturday night, police were called to the Long Branch home of Christopher Walls, 50, for a report of a domestic disturbance, and while on the scene, a person tipped cops off to Walls’ drug laboratory, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.
Authorities said the Hazmat Unit of the New Jersey State Police uncovered tools and all the additives needed to make crystal meth in the basement and a shed on the property, as well as meth residue on chemistry glassware. According to the office, Walls also had textbook on how to make methamphetamine, explosives, and poison.
The officer had been with the Long Branch Police Department for 19 years. According to state records, Wall’s annual salary was $128,000.
Police also discovered six guns, large magazines, and ammunition in a non – secured safe that a kid living in the house could have accessed.
If convicted of all charges, he faces a maximum sentence of 60 years in prison.