• Missouri woman accused of stealing dying daughter's painkillers

    By: Bob D'Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    TROY, Mo. - A Missouri woman was charged Wednesday with stealing pain medications from her terminally ill daughter, The Kansas City Star reported.

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    Carol Ballweg, 46, of Troy, was charged with four counts of stealing a controlled substance and two counts of abuse of a vulnerable person, the television station reported.

    In a news release, medical workers caring for Ballweg’s 20-year-old daughter called police Monday because they were worried the younger woman was not receiving her doses of oxycodone and fentanyl, Troy police said.


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    Police say Ballweg confessed to being addicted to opioids and using the medicine herself. Bond is set at $100,000. No attorney is listed for Ballweg in online court records.

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

    Medical staff had reportedly made numerous calls to a hotline regarding the daughter's care. Specifically, staff became concerned after Ballweg repeatedly requested the medications be filled ahead of schedule.

    A urine test on the dying patient conducted Sept. 7 revealed there were “no signs of her prescribed medication in her system,” police said.


     

     

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