Gloucester County ProsecutorGloucester County Prosecutor's Office

Criminal Justice Complex
P.O.Box 623
Woodubury, NJ 08096
Phone: (856) 384-5500


Subject :

Three Meth Arrests
Contact :Bernie Weisenfeld    856-384-5617

                                                          PRESS RELEASE

October    12 ,   2017

For Immediate Release

Contact:  Bernie Weisenfeld- PIO/GCPO

Re.:   Three meth arrests


Two Hammonton NJ men and a California resident were arrested in Clayton NJ on Tuesday (10/10) in possession of one pound of methamphetamine.


 The arrests in the area of Academy St. and Atlantic Ave. were the result of a cooperative investigation between the Gangs, Guns and Narcotics unit of the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office and the Clayton Police Department. A K-9 unit with the Pitman Police Department assisted in the arrests.


Benigno Ramirez  (DOB 6/10/80), of Hammonton; Benigno’s cousin,  Salathiel Ramirez  (DOB 12/12/78), of Hammonton and Eugene A. Griffin  (6/23/80), of San Diego CA were all charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of CDS with intent to distribute. The charge is a first-degree offense since the amount of CDS is more than five ounces. Estimated street value of one pound of methamphetamine s $100,000.


Griffin also was charged as a fugitive from justice.  He has an active warrant from San Diego on a counterfeiting charge.


The three suspects were turned over to the Gloucester County Sheriff’s Department and are being held without bail pending detention hearings. In Griffin’s case, he will also receive an extradition hearing.