Guns, drugs seized from man accused of financially exploiting an elderly Hall County woman

Investigators say they seized 35 guns while investigating a man for allegedly exploiting an elderly Hall County woman. Dillion Ross Stowers is accused of stealing more than $50,000 from the victim. (Hall County Sheriff's Office)

A Gainesville man under investigation for the financial exploitation of an elderly Hall County woman has been charged with a long list of crimes, including theft of funds from the victim, as well as weapons and narcotics offenses.

Authorities say Dillon Stowers knew the elderly woman he’s accused of exploiting. (Hall County Sheriff’s Office)

Dillion Ross Stowers, 28, was arrested Monday, November 7, at his residence in the 4800 block of Highway 52. Hall County Sheriff’s Office investigators went to the residence as part of their investigation into the theft of more than $50,000 from the 82-year-old victim.

“When they arrived at the scene, they discovered Stowers hiding in a closet. A further search of the property turned up 35 weapons, including one with an altered serial number,” says Hall County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer B.J. Williams.

According to Williams, Stowers was also found in possession of 9.5 pounds of processed marijuana, which investigators said had a street value of approximately $45,000.

Investigators also seized several THC vape cartridges and a small quantity of Schedule IV drugs.

Authorities say Stowers and the victim knew one another, but are not commenting further as to the nature of their relationship.

Stowers faces the following charges:

  • Exploitation of an elderly person
  • Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon (35 counts)
  • Criminal use of an article with an altered ID mark
  • Possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime
  • Felony possession of marijuana
  • Possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute
  • Possession of THC oil with the intent to distribute
  • Possession of Schedule IV drugs

He remains in the Hall County Jail with no bond.

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