Missouri Mother Stole and Took Fentanyl and Oxycodone Prescribed to Her Dying Daughter

Temecula, California, September 14, 2018 /The Recover/ —

A Missouri mother is being charged with stealing and using the Pain medication suggested for her terminally ill child.
According to authorities, officers were dispatched to a doctor's workplace on Monday, Sept. 10, where they uncovered issues of neglect and substance abuse related to a young 20-year-old woman who is terminally ill and is supposed to be receiving hospice care.


Police later learned her mother and main caregiver, Carol Ballweg had apparently not been supplying fentanyl and oxycodone prescribed for the woman's discomfort. Police said personnel at the physician's office had made previous "hotline" calls relating to the woman's care and said there were concerns about Ballweg's ask for the prescriptions to be filled sooner than needed.

With the suspension from the staff, they asked for the daughter’s urine sample for screening. A drug screen exposed no signs of the recommended medication in the 20-year-old lady's system, and at that time, her prescriptions were no longer filled.

Physicians also found and alerted cops of bed sores on the victim, and said there was an ongoing examination by the Missouri Department of Health and Elder Solutions.

Cops made contact with DHSS private investigators, who stated they had likewise gotten problems from the woman's house health company regarding the medication concerns.

A search warrant was performed at Ballweg's home on Sept. 11, and at this moment, police stated Ballweg admitted to being addicted to opioids and confessed to taking her daughter's medication and using it herself.

She's been charged with four counts of taking a controlled substance and 2 counts of abuse of an elderly, disabled or vulnerable individual. Money bond was set at $100,000, and Ballweg was ordered by the judge to have no contact with her daughter.


 By Mckenzie Santa Maria 



Author: Kevin Leonard
Organization: The Recover
About: The Recover is an unbiased substance abuse and mental health news provider.
Phone: (888) 510-3898
Email: info@therecover.com
Address: 27420 Jefferson Ave, Temecula, CA 92590
Website: https://www.therecover.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/therecovernews/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Recovernews


A photo accompanying this announcement is available at
https://news.therecover.com/assets/uploads/fimg/12/1536958021.jpg
More News From travelstylo.com

Rowling, Tolkien, Austen novels vie for bragging rights

Oct 22, 2018

LOS ANGELES — The results are in for an impassioned national election that put the popularity of candidates Jane Austen, J.R.R. Tolkien and J.K. Rowling on the line. The effort to discover America's best-loved novel — and promote reading — ends with the winner announced on Tuesday's 8 p.m. EDT finale (check local listings) of PBS' "The Great American Read." The series profiled the contenders and let bookworms, famous and not, advocate for their pick. More than 4 million votes were cast over six months, PBS said, with Austen's "Pride and Prejudice," Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" series and Rowling's...

Lioness at Indianapolis Zoo kills her longtime mate

Oct 22, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Zoo is trying to determine why a lioness killed her mate. The zoo said Friday that an adult female, Zuri, attacked 10-year-old male Nyack in their outdoor yard Monday before the zoo opened for the day. The zoo says the two had been housed together for eight years and produced three cubs in 2015. Nyack was on loan from the San Diego Zoo. It says that staff heard an unusual amount of roaring from the yard and tried to separate the two but that Zuri held Nyack by the neck until he stopped moving. A necropsy...

AP Exclusive: Stephen Hawking's wheelchair, thesis for sale

Oct 22, 2018

LONDON — Stephen Hawking was a cosmic visionary, a figure of inspiration and a global celebrity. His unique status is reflected in an upcoming auction of some of the late physicist's possessions: It includes complex scientific papers, one of the world's most iconic wheelchairs and a script from "The Simpsons." The online sale announced Monday by auctioneer Christie's features 22 items from Hawking, including his doctoral thesis on the origins of the universe, some of his many awards, and scientific papers such as "Spectrum of Wormholes" and "Fundamental Breakdown of Physics in Gravitational Collapse." Thomas Venning, head of books and...

Melting glacier in China draws tourists, climate worries

Oct 22, 2018

YULONGXUESHAN, China — The loud crack rang out from the fog above the Baishui No. 1 Glacier as a stone shard careened down the ice, flying past Chen Yanjun as he operated a GPS device. More projectiles were tumbling down the hulk of ice that scientists say is one of the world's fastest melting glaciers. "We should go," said the 30-year-old geologist. "The first rule is safety." Chen hiked away and onto a barren landscape once buried beneath the glacier. Now there is exposed rock littered with oxygen tanks discarded by tourists visiting the 15,000-foot (4,570-meter) -high blanket of ice...

Warren ancestry highlights how tribes decide membership

Oct 22, 2018

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Jon Rios traces his ancestry to the Pima people of Arizona, but he has no tribal enrollment card and lives hundreds of miles away in Colorado. He has no interest in meeting any federally imposed requirements to prove his connection to a tribe. If anyone asks, he says he's Native American. "I'm a little bit like Elizabeth Warren. I have my ancestral lineage," Rios said, referring to his affiliation with the Pima, also known as Akimel O'odham. The clash between the Massachusetts Democratic senator and President Donald Trump over her Native American heritage highlights the varying methods...

Broaden News

Travel Stylo is an independent online travel website started by a group of friends who love traveling together. With Travel Stylo, you can travel with style.

Contact us: sales[at]travelstylo.com