Missouri mom admits to stealing dying daughter’s pain medications

Modesto Morganelli
Settembre 14, 2018

A Missouri woman failed to give her dying daughter pain medications and instead took the meds herself, according to charges announced Wednesday by the Troy Police Department.

If Ballweg is released from custody, she's barred from having contact with her daughter, police said in a press release.

According to police, officers were dispatched to a doctor's office on Monday, Sept. 10, where they learned of concerns of neglect and drug abuse related to a 20-year-old woman who is terminally ill and receiving hospice care.

Forty-six-year-old Carol Ballweg, of Troy, Missouri, was charged Wednesday with four counts of stealing a controlled substance and two counts of abuse of a vulnerable person.

When medical staff found bed sores on the daughter, identified only as CM, they began suspecting she wasn't being given the prescribed doses of her medicated - so they tested her urine.

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

A search warrant was executed at Ballweg's home on September 11, and at this point, police said Ballweg admitted to being addicted to opioids, and confessed to taking her daughter's medication and using it herself. Her bond was set at $100,000 (US).

No attorney is listed for Ballweg in online court records.

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