Junkie mom arrested for stealing drugs from dying daughter

Missouri mom admits to stealing dying daughter’s pain medications	 	 	 			Carol Ballweg

So doctors made a decision to screen CM's urine and found no traces of her prescribed drugs - prompting them to no longer fill her prescriptions, cops said.

After responding to a report of a drug offense, authorities arrested Carol Ballweg, 46, of Troy, on four counts of stealing a controlled substance and two counts of abuse of a vulnerable person, the Troy Missouri Police Department said in a news release via Facebook.

Ballweg, who was her daughter's primary caregiver, admitted to police that she had been withholding the painkiller oxycodone from her daughter so she could feed her addiction.

A Missouri mother is accused of stealing and using medication meant for her terminally ill daughter.

Carol Ballweg, Forty six, reportedly admitted to taking her daughter's fentanyl and oxycodone while authorities conducted a search of her dwelling, in accordance to Fox 2 Now. They also noted CM had developed bed sores while under the care of her mother.

During the investigation, Ballweg told police she was addicted to opioids and confessed to taking her daughter's medicine and using it herself.

Ballweg's bond has been set at $100,000 cash and she has been instructed not to contact the victim.

Addiction is a chronic condition characterized by drug-seeking behavior that is compulsive and hard to control even if it leads to harmful consequences.

Substance abuse is a complex condition that may lead to social impairments that are harmful to work, school, and personal obligations and may cause the patient to compulsively seek out the source of their addiction even if it may already cause them harm.

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