A Missouri woman has been charged with stealing her terminally ill daughter’s pain medications.
Carol Ballweg, 46, of Troy, Missouri, was charged Wednesday with four counts of stealing a controlled substance and two counts of abuse of a vulnerable person.
Ballweg was the primary caregiver for her 20-year-old daughter who is in hospice care, according to police. The medical staff found bedsores on the daughter and began suspecting the daughter wasn’t being given the prescribed doses of fentanyl and oxycodone. They tested the daughter’s urine and it showed no signs of the medications, even though Ballweg repeatedly requested refills ahead of schedule.
Police say Ballweg confessed to being addicted to opioids and using the medicine herself. Bond is set at $100,000.