Missouri Mom Arrested for Allegedly Stealing Terminally Ill Daughter's Pain Meds

Missouri mom admits to stealing dying daughter’s pain medications	 	 	 			Carol Ballweg

Missouri mom admits to stealing dying daughter’s pain medications Carol Ballweg

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.

Carol Ballweg, 46, has been charged with four felony counts of stealing a controlled substance and two misdemeanor counts of abusing an elderly, disabled or vulnerable person, according to online court records.

A Missouri mother listed as the primary caregiver for her 20-year-old terminally ill daughter has been charged with taking the woman's pain medication after the family's doctor tipped off police about suspicious requests to refill prescriptions.

Ballweg had a history of requesting her daughter's medications be filled sooner than should have been necessary, police say.

Police said Ballweg confessed to being addicted to opioids and using her daughter's medications.

Carol Ballweg was charged with stealing her terminally ill daughter's medication.

Medical staff had made several "hotline" calls to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), expressing concerns about Ballweg and the care her daughter was receiving.

Ballweg's bond has been set at $100,000 cash and she has been instructed not to contact the victim.

But medical staff had become anxious that Ballweg's daughter was not being given the essential medicine. Given its extreme potency it has become popular amongst recreational drug users.

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