Laconia police arrested 20 suspects Thursday following a months-long undercover drug investigation.
Fifteen officers made the arrests early in the morning as part of a massive sweep.
Laconia police Chief Chris Adams says those arrested would be held accountable, but would also be offered treatment options.
He says Laconia simply can’t arrest its way out of the heroin epidemic plaguing the city and the state.
Police say the investigation into the suspects included numerous hours of undercover surveillance and controlled buys compiling evidence.