'I Stole My Dying Daughter's Pain Meds': Mom Arrested After Allegedly Confessing To Police

Police say that the urine test showed absolutely no trace of the prescribed pain medications in the patient's system.

Carol Ballweg [Troy Missouri Police Department]

Carol Ballweg [Troy Missouri Police Department]

By: Catherine Townsend

TROY, MO — A Missouri mother is reportedly facing criminal charges after allegedly admitting to police that she stole pain medications prescribed to her terminally ill daughter and took them herself.

Carol Ballweg, 46, was charged Wednesday with four counts of stealing a controlled substance and two counts of abuse of a vulnerable person.

Police say Ballweg was the caregiver for her 20-year-old daughter, who is in hospice care. Medical staff at Troy Family Practice became suspicious after they found bedsores on her daughter. They called police on Monday to report “concerns of neglect and drug abuse related to a patient,” according to authorities.

Worried that she may not be receiving her prescribed doses of fentanyl and oxycodone, staffers tested the patient's urine. Police say that the urine test showed absolutely no trace of the medications in the patient's system.

But staff allegedly told police Ballweg regularly requested refills ahead of schedule. Police said Ballweg confessed to being addicted to opioids and using the medicine herself, Kansas City's WDAF-TV reported.

Her bond has been set at $100,000, and she's been ordered not to have any contact with her dying daughter.

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