Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt today announced that a grand jury indicted Ramos Antonio Valle, 31, on 13 charges relating to the possession and distribution of fentanyl, methamphetamine, and heroin. Deputy District Attorney Cody Linderholm is prosecuting this case.
On February 20, 2023, Valle attempted to elude a Portland Police Bureau officer near SW 5th and Harvey Milk in downtown Portland; during the pursuit, Valle threw a gun onto the sidewalk. The officer was able to apprehend Valle, and two other PPB officers who were dispatched to the scene assisted in his arrest. Officers reported finding 3,982 fentanyl pills (426 grams), 193 grams of powdered fentanyl, 51.9 grams of methamphetamine, 6.1 grams of heroin, a scale, packaging/bags, and multiple units of naloxone in Valle’s possession. Officers also recovered the gun that Valle threw and identified it as a loaded .38 special.
Valle was indicted on 13 charges:
- Attempted Delivery of a Controlled Substance (fentanyl)
- Attempted Delivery of a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine)
- Attempted Delivery of a Controlled Substance (heroin)
- Possession of a Controlled Substance Schedule II (fentanyl)
- Possession of a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine)
- Possession of a Controlled Substance (heroin)
- Felon in Possession of a Firearm
- Trademark Counterfeiting in the First Degree
- Interfering with a Peace Officer
- Escape in the Third Degree
- Unlawful Possession of a Firearm
- Possession of a Loaded Firearm in Public
- Reckless Endangerment of Another Person
The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office thanks the PPB Central NRT Bike Squad for their assistance with this case – and for their daily efforts to stop open air drug dealing in the downtown area.
A charging instrument is only an accusation of a crime. Valle is innocent unless and until proven guilty.