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YP9ILANTI - Octagon Housfe, Washtenaw County's newest treatment center for hard drug addicts, has been ordered to vacate its rented quarters in Ypsilanti by 5 p.m. today because of a violation of the city's zoning ordinance. Richard Gilmore, administrator of Octagon House, said he and his staff would comply with the order from Ypsilanti Mayor Richard Boatwright and Ypsilanti City Manager Peter Caputo. But Gilmore said he is currently looking for other quarters and he said the program "will continue." "Everyone wants a hard drug treatment center, but no one wants it located in their area," Gilmore said today. Gilmore said he is looking for a house with an at least 2,000 square feet in the Ann Arbor or Ypsilanti area. Persons knowing about such a house should contact Donna Field at the Washtenaw County Community Mental Healtjtei lv telephone 761-9830. R Gilmore says 84 persons have afflie for the methadone treatment for heroi and opium addicts since the centí opened one month ago. Some 35 are pre ently under treatment.