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Mother Charged with Stealing, Using Terminal Ill Daughter's Medication

Police say Ballweg was the primary caregiver for her 20-year-old daughter, who is in hospice care.

September 13, 2018 - 4:49 pm
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TROY, Mo. (KMOX) - A Troy woman has been charged with stealing her terminally ill daughter's pain medications.

Forty-six-year-old Carol Ballweg 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 primary caregiver for her 20-year-old daughter, who is in hospice care.

During the investigation, police say Ballweg admitted to having an opioid addiction. She also confessed to taking her daughter’s oxycodone medication and using it herself.

Her cash-only bond is set at $100,000.