Police in Manchester, New Hampshire, say the shooting of a woman last week has led to three drug arrests and the seizure of heroin, fentanyl, guns and over $200,000.
Gov. Baker said he expected the overall task force plan to require about $27 million in new state funding to implement.
A surge in overdoses claimed the lives of more than 1,000 people in the state last year.
Two Provincetown men are facing a slew of drug and assault charges following an investigation by Provincetown and Truro police.
A drug program aimed at getting addicts clean rather than sending them to jail goes into effect next week in Gloucester.
The correctional officer lost a son to heroin last year.
Two men were arrested after Medford police seized more than $40,000, an illegal gun and 50 grams of heroin.
Gloucester is taking a new approach in the fight against the heroin epidemic.
Top state and federal officials say more than 1,000 people died as a result of opioid-related overdoses in Massachusetts last year.
Police say the parents of a 3-year-old boy have been charged with endangering his welfare after they overdosed on heroin while giving him a bath in New Hampshire.