The Manchester Police Department along with various local and federal law enforcement agencies have arrested 23 low-level drug dealers in the city.
One city resident police arrested was found with about 140 grams of heroin in his home which holds a street value of $14,000.
Chief David Mara says the arrests serve as a deterrent to people engaged in illicit drug activity and improves the city’s quality of life.
The department called the sweep ‘Operation Fall Cleanup,’ and the investigations began six to twelve months ago. Last February, a similar dragnet pulled about thirty heroin dealers.
Manchester police have seized nearly 1,300 grams of heroin to date this year. That’s double the amount seized in 2013.