Cherokee Sheriff’s deputies responded to the Day’s Inn on Ga. Highway 92 at Interstate 75 Friday morning after it was reported that a resident of the motel had used counterfeit money to pay for a room.
According to sheriff's office spokesman Jay Baker:
Deputies arrived at the hotel and went to the room where the suspects were staying. In the room were three adults and a 15-month old baby. Deputies discovered $2,250 in counterfeit money, approximately 8 grams of methamphetamine and prescription medication.
Arrested were: Jim Boy Stanley, 40, of Dallas, Georgia; Rachel Girton, 28, of Memphis, Tennessee; and Sheryl Bissel, 53, of Arnold, Missouri. Stanley was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug related objects, two counts of forgery in the first degree and 25 counts of forgery in the second degree. He remained in custody Friday afternoon with a $137,000 bond. Girton was charged with possession of methamphetamine and cruelty to children. She remained in custody Friday afternoon with a $5,875 bond. Bissel was charged with drugs to be kept in original container and possession of a Schedule II drug. She remained in custody Friday afternoon with a $5,555 bond. The baby is now in the custody of the Georgia Department of Family and Children's Services. The U.S. Secret Service was notified and is assisting in the investigation.