Penns Grove, NJ – Meth Manufacturer Extraordinaire FREE TO GO under NJ Bail Reform

Christopher Santiago

Christopher L. Santiago, 28, of Penns Grove, who was arrested for manufacturing methamphetamine and related drug charges is now FREE TO GO on a “pinky promise” thanks to Bail Reform.

Santiago is no stranger to the criminal justice process.  He has several prior charges including;

  • Possession of CDS – 2016
  • Burglary – 2014
  • Aggravated Assault, Robbery, 2014
  • Manufacturing & Distribution Drugs – 2013
  • Burglary & Criminal Mischief- 2011

This time around Santiago was charged with a full blown meth operation, including unlawful possession of a precursor (chemicals used to manufacture methamphetamine), manufacturing of methamphetamine, use of paraphernalia, possession with intent to sell hypodermic needles, maintaining a nuisance, and possession of drugs.  It took 5 days…now FREE TO GO under NJ Bail Reform guidelines.

FREE TO GO by court order (notice from vinelink)

US Bail Reform commentary…

Santiago…yet another example of failed NJ Bail Reform.  We continue to question the judiciaries decision to release repeat offenders with zero accountability…and so should you.  So what was Santiago’s PSA score?  We will never know because the judiciary hides behind the “black box” algorithm from the John & Laura Arnold Foundation.

  • ZERO Accountability
  • ZERO Supervision
  • ZERO Bail…just a “pinky promise” to return

Another non-violent offense you say?  Perhaps Terell Jones could offer some insight into the non-violent aspect of drug distribution…


Christopher Santiago: Salem County Jail Booking Sheet


You’ve been LIED to New Jersey…NJ Bail Reform is RECKLESS, DANGEROUS, and YOU are PAYING for it.

All defendants confirmed released by court or own recognizance

Defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


  1. Disgusting if there was enough evidence to arrest charge and indite he should be held without bail

  2. Why? This man is walking the streets and still using. Whether or not he is selling, im unsure. But he was in my job, quite a few times the other night–zooming!! He makes me sick to my stomach and my skin crawl, and now I understand my intuition, when it came to him. He needs to be off of the streets!!! And with reoccurring charges, they need to put him behind bars and throw away the key. It’s people like this, who are helping to destroy, today’s youth!!

  3. It’s not with a pinky promise theyhave to report in every week. So if your going to write about it, write the truth.

    • Oh they do, do they? We are keenly aware of what they are required to do. We are also keenly aware of the enormous amount of violations that nothing is done about. If you think a handful of unqualified pretrial services personnel can handle monitoring thousands of violent offenders you are being extremely naïve.

  4. He’s really cute. Sucks he had to be a bad guy. Someone clean him up and marry him.

  5. Marks me pretty sick when I have friends, family, ppl I no that died doing that drug! And a pinky swear and your out great real New Jersey wake up we’re all losing love ones to this crap they call meth! Get real unbelievable how many more ppl just in Salem county have to die before their doing hard time n a record like that And he’s out unreal sicking!

  6. Whoever made this page needs to go sit down somewhere. The bail reform was obviously started for a reason and is doing well for the system.

    • Doing well how Matthew? How is it so obvious? Please explain. Ask a cop what he thinks…the ones out there actually protecting you. Ask a victim. See what they think.

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