Long Branch Police Officer Christopher Walls was busted with a meth lab in his basement earlier today and is now lodged in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution pending a detention hearing. He is charged with maintaining or operating a controlled dangerous substance (CDS) production facility, possession of a firearm during a CDS offense, risking widespread injury, endangering the welfare of a child, manufacturing CDS (methamphetamine), and possession of CDS (methamphetamine). The Long Branch Police Department (LBPD) has suspended him without pay. If convicted he faces up to 20 years in state prison, but as first time offender that spent 19 years working in law enforcement he will either get a slap on the wrist or made an example of.
Walls got caught because he failed to keep his own house in order. LBPD received a call about a domestic disturbance at his home last night around 10:30. When officers arrived someone he lived with ratted him out. We suspect the rat in this case to be whoever was on the receiving end of the domestic disturbance. Often people get caught because they pissed off someone enough to run their mouth during a brief moment of rage because snitching makes them feel empowered (ex: "you hit me, but guess what? I know about your meth lab and I'm telling on you!"). Chains are only as strong as their weakest link. Moral of the story, if you're going to build a meth lab in your basement make sure you're not living with anyone that will tell on you no matter what you do. Wives and girlfriends might say that they will keep their mouths shut and make good on their word for a long while, but if they get emotional they are almost always liable to tell on you, so if you're going to live with women, build a meth lab, and don't want to go to jail don't hit them or cheat on them.
According to public records, Christopher S. Walls is a 50 year old resident of Long Branch, New Jersey. His current address is 385 West End Ave. We are making that public because the Monmouth County Prosecutors Office has already disclosed that the arrest took place on West End Avenue and we want to make sure anyone thinking of living there knows that it used to be a meth lab. Meth labs can cause irreversible damage to property and cause people to be exposed to harmful chemicals that soaked into the walls/floors for years after the last batch was cooked. Hopefully someone thinking of living there will Google the address, see this article, and know what happened.