Governor Charlie Baker is urging state lawmakers to make it easier to prosecute fentanyl traffickers.
Baker appeared with police chiefs and local law enforcement leaders yesterday in Haverhill to discuss the issue.
The governor says he understands lawmakers are working on a major criminal justice bill, but the fentanyl issue should be addressed with some urgency.
Nearly two thousand people died from overdoses in the state last year, and over 80 percent of the victims had fentanyl in their system.
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