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Newtown Police Investigate Medical Waste Dumped on Road

Newtown police are trying to identify a person who dumped used medical waste and equipment on the side of the road multiple times over the past year.

Police said the investigation began when a resident who lives on Plumtrees Road near Taunton Hill Road reported that someone has been throwing used ostomy bags on the side of the road.

Investigators determined someone had littered the bags in the area at least seven times over the past year.

Ostomy bags or pouches are used to collect waste from the body after a surgery that redirects a system, commonly the bowel or urinary tract.

Police are looking to identify a suspect. Anyone with information should contact the Newtown Police Department.

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