Missouri mother stole her terminally ill daughter's painkillers for opioid addiction


A drug-addicted Missouri mom was busted this week for swiping pain medication from her terminally ill daughter - and taking it herself, cops said.

Carol Ballweg-charged with abusing a vulnerable person and stealing a controlled substance-allegedly admitted to stealing painkillers from her 20-year-old daughter, whom she served as primary caregiver, per WDAF.

Ballweg is listed as the primary caregiver for her 20-year-old daughter who is in hospice care.

The report identified Ballweg's daughter as "CM", but did not reveal what type of illness the woman has. Police said staff at the doctor's office had made previous "hotline" calls regarding the woman's care, and said there were concerns about Ballweg's requests for the prescriptions to be filled sooner than required. The results, which were released on September 7, showed that there is no trace of the prescribed pain medication in the patient's system. Medical staff found bedsores on the daughter and began suspecting the daughter wasn't being given the prescribed doses of fentanyl and oxycodone, so they tested her urine.

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After police searched Ballweg's home on Tuesday, she admitted to having an opioid addiction and taking her daughter's oxycodone medication and using it herself, the release says.

"The Honorable Judge Allsberry set bond at $100,000 cash only and upon release is to have no contact with the victim", Troy, Missouri, Police Department notes. She remained in custody Friday, according to online records.