Overdoses take toll on families, funeral homes

Posted at 6:41 PM, May 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-26 13:16:47-04

Erie County released its latest numbers concerning opioid deaths with 55 confirmed overdose fatalities and 129 possible deaths related to opioids like heroin.

As the opioid crisis continues to get worse, it is also taking terrible toll on families and local funeral homes.

7 Eyewitness News reporter Ed Reilly spent the day talking with a local funeral director and a mother whose son died from a heroin overdose on Easter Sunday.