Missouri mom admits stealing dying daughter's pain meds

Carol Ballweg was charged with stealing her terminally ill daughter’s medication. Image Troy Police DepartmentMore

A Lincoln County mother faces multiple charges after police say she stole pain medication from her terminally ill daughter.

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.

Officials said Ballweg was the primary caregiver for her 20-year-old daughter now in hospice care, identified as "CM" on the release.

Throughout her daughter's illness, Ballweg had asked repeatedly asked for refills for medication to be issued sooner than necessary, according to police.

The urine screen came back negative of the daughter's prescribed drugs, which prompted a search warrant to be executed on September 11.at Ballweg's home.

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Carol Ballweg, 46, from Missouri, admitted to having an opioid addiction when police searched her home.

Last Sept. 10, Troy, Missouri, police officers responded to the Troy Family Practice over reports of possible drug offense and patient abuse.

Medical staff found bed sores on the daughter and suspected the woman wasn't being given the prescribed doses of fentanyl and oxycodone, so they tested her urine.

"Drug overdose deaths, including those involving opioids, continue to increase in the United States", the CDC said. A mediate ordered she lower off contact alongside with her daughter, and her bond used to be scheme at $a hundred, 000, The Novel York Post reported. "Overdose deaths from opioids, including prescription opioids and heroin, have increased by more than five times since 1999".

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