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Sanjaya's Mom

Popped for

Growing Piles of Pot

4/25/2007 6:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0426_sanjaya_mom_mugshot-1Maybe that's why Sanjaya's always got that goofy grin on his face! Turns out that Sanjy's mom, Jillian Blith, used to be a pot-growing potentate -- and that his sister Shyamali was no stranger to the art of toking herself.

The Momjaya was pinched by the Pierce County Sheriff's Department in February 2005 in Pierce County, Wash. after they found 310 marijuana plants -- and the Sis-jaya keeping watch with a bag of weed and "smoking devices" -- in the Malakar family garage, as the National Enquirer first smoked out today.

But -- buzzkill -- Shyamali, who was arrested for possession, directed the cops to another green-growing facility nearby, where they arrested Blith and her husband, Charles Quist (Sanjaya's stepdad). Quist's mugshot, obtained by TMZ, bears a striking resemblance to Gary Sinise, a very blitzed Gary Sinise. (We're told there's a mugshot of Shyamali, but it can't be made public because she was only 17 at the time of the bust.)

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Blith could've gone to jail for up to five years after pleading guilty to one felony count of unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance, but got off with a relatively mellow 30-day sentence.

Just one word more: Ganja-ya!


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Cheryl Windom is the biggest loser. Keep hurting innocent people with vicious slander for no other reason than to gossip and make your pockest fat and you'll soon be sued and out of business.

2713 days ago


looks like mom and sanjy have the same hair :)

2740 days ago


OMG, that guy DOES look like Gary Sinese. Talk about your six degrees of separation!

2740 days ago

appauled by the stalkarazzi    

Welcome to Hollywood Sanjaya, where your 15 minutes of fame means that your entire life including what type of toilet paper you wipe your @ss with is going to be under a magnifying glass.

2740 days ago

who cares?    


2740 days ago


Interesting.... even though Sanjaya was not directly involved in this felonious incident, I wonder if he would have been invited to party with the Prez if this had been known before.

That's pretty irresponsible of the parents to involve their 17 year old daughter in their illegal activities - and who knows how much younger she may have been when this started.

2740 days ago


Old news. I have a friend of a friend who has smoked weed with him, he's a total stoner!!

2740 days ago

Just my opinion    

That was his mom, not him.

Anyway, is it me or does he look NOTHING like his mother? His sister doesn't look like her either. Are they adopted?

2740 days ago


How can you people stoop so low! I hope they sue the hell out of you.

2740 days ago


Look like Sanjaya and his sister were adopted by these potheads. I don't see any resemblence

2740 days ago


Duh. Mom. STEPdad. Biodad is obviously Indian.

2740 days ago


TMZ-you sure are scraping the bottom of the barrel. Whats next - Haley's great grandfather sold alcohol during prohibition or Chris's family made moonshine. Sanjaya is 17 and this is not about him. Guess you will do anything to get a piece of the Sanjaya Universe.

2740 days ago


This literally makes me sick to my stomach. How could you do this to such a sweet boy?
So so low down.

2740 days ago


N I C E!!!!!!!

2740 days ago

Your'e Fired!    

Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha

2740 days ago
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