"Because of this organization the heroin problem in Huntingdon has increased 10 times," Huntingdon District Attorney George Zanic says.
A grand jury investigation into the ring started in June of 2011.
Police say 31 year-old Curtis Koehler started the drug ring in Allentown before moving to Huntingdon.
Koehler allegedly would purchase heroin from a supplier in Philadelphia and use local people to distribute it.
Koehler, along with four of the Spell brothers from Huntingdon were arrested last fall, most of the others were taken into custody Thursday as part of what police are calling "Operation Spellbound."
"We're very pleased with what law enforcement has accomplished over the last several months and several years in this case. This is a victory for law enforcement," Zanic says.
Word of the arrests spread quickly throughout Huntingdon.
"It just shocks me. This was a good neighborhood," Lucille Haun of Huntingdon says.
Lucille Haun has lived in Huntingdon for 54 years, and had no idea that drugs were being dealt just a few doors down from her home.
"It scares me because I have an 11 year old granddaughter. I wish they'd get it all off the streets," Haun says.
During the sweep police collected around 3,000 bags of heroin and 8 guns. They say over the last 3 years the group sold about $14 million worth of heroin to users in Huntingdon County.
"There is a heroin problem here in Huntingdon County as this case illustrates. This was a massive distribution network. The addicts are here and hopefully those addicts seek out the proper services that are available to them," Anthony Sassano of the PA Attorney General's Office says.
Zanic believes the bust eliminated 80% of the heroin trade in the area.
Two people locally are still at large. 35 year-old Terrance Trice and 21 year-old Anthony Riskus of Mount Union are currently wanted by police.