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Chase, overflowing Taqueria toilet lead to drug bust in Somerville

Posted by Brock Parker  January 27, 2014 10:04 AM

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A Revere man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly led police on a foot chase in Davis Square to the women’s bathroom of a restaurant where police then found bags of marijuana stashed in an overflowing toilet.

Alex Bilodeau, 26, of Revere, was arrested at Anna’s Taqueria last Thursday, Jan. 23, on charges including distribution of a class D drug, and resisting arrest.

Police said the chase that led to the restaurant began on Grove Street around 1:35 p.m. Thursday when an officer spotted Bilodeau throw a small black safe into a dumpster. Thinking the action was suspicious, the officer approached Bilodeau and then saw a bag full of marijuana fall to the ground beside his jacket, according to a police report.

When the officer ordered Bilodeau to the back of a vehicle he was next to, police said Bilodeau fled on foot and ran into Anna’s Taqueria in the square where he went into the women’s bathroom.

Abouta minute later, police said Bilodeau opened the door to the bathroom with his hands in the air and ignored an order to get on the ground three times before police placed him in handcuffs.

Inside the bathroom Bilodeau had just exited, police said the back of the toilet was overflowing and when the porcelain top was removed police discovered a black plastic bag filled with 11 bags of marijuana.

--brock.parker@globe.com

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