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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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136.

Alberto Vidal    

We love Sanjaya even more now.It is not his fault. PLEASE. He still is a minor.

2739 days ago
137.

ScreenPlay    

All press is good press....Sanjaya loves the attention good or bad. Now his mom can stop growing pot and live off the 7 figure earnings he will produce for the family. She had her daughter guarding the "crop", now her son will allow her to live in Hollyweird Land in style..

Notice how the other Idols, for the most part, just do their jobs..Sanjaya is star..and anyone can be a star..look at Paris Hilton and her life...what has she done in her life but party and get arrested..most of you would be in jail if you did what some of these Stars have done. Money talks.

Priorities are screwed up in this Country!

It's all about the money folks, so thanks to TMZ (just doing their jobs)and others like them..Sanjaya will make even more money doing the circuit..his name sells..he's laughing all the way to the bank..so don't feel sorry for him!

Remember Our Troops!..they are fighting for the freedoms you all take for granted...

2739 days ago
138.

carol    

#126 " euro trash"
do you need the "cash" for your one way ticket out ?
and perhaps your destination is Amesterdam, where all drugs are legal?
I hope whatever country you land , you learn to speak the language better than how you just trashed and fractured the english language in your sick comment...
If you need a ticket, I will gladly send it to you
the less idiots we have and get rid of , the better this country will be!
and you can put that in your pipe and smoke it !!!!!
peacemomma has spoken!

2739 days ago
139.

carol    

oops...my apology...it was #125 not 126 who is the so called "euro trash" I was speaking about...sorry #126

2739 days ago
140.

verano    

I agree this is a low blow. I mean so what if Sanjaya can't sing. This gives the public absolutely no right to air the dirty laundry of HIS MOTHER and not HIM! I hope they sue the hell out of the press. I am no supporter of drugs but I am sure this was unecessary. It was bad enough when poor Sanjaya was crying when he got booted off the show and now this is aired. Either this will make him stronger or he will crack under this thing called Hollywood.

2739 days ago
141.

MaRyMaRyGirl    

Come on! Get real TMZ!...Who the heck hasn't smoked pot, or sold pot in this universe at one time or another, and that story is history, was back in February of 2005. You know you could have come up with a more impressive story than this!...Digging this stuff up on this nice young man's family, and expecting us to be swept off our feet?... If you meant to impress, you could have come up with something more comical like...'The Familiajaya- Hippies grow 'HOLLYWEIRD' in Washington, smoke 'HOLLYWEIRD-WEED in Washington''...and....Oh yeah!,.... BUT, they just don't inhale, AND...to make matters worse for the Sanjaya- Familiajaya Clan, they got the TMZ and the rest of the papparazzi roaches in this Hollyweird-token-frenzy,... doing all they can do to run the Familiajayas rap sheets, including bending over backwards, to try and obtain the Familyjaya's autographs on their collection of family mugshots!....Stay tuned to TMZ, to see if Sanjaya himself finally signs one for the paparazzi-roaches that SUCK his blood, past, and family life,....which very well may read, "YOU REALLY GOT ME NOW, YOU GOT ME SO I DON'T KNOW WHAT I AM DOING, ....OH YEAH!...YOU REALLY GOT ME NOW, YOU GOT ME SO I CAN'T SLEEP AT NIGHT!...YOU REALLY GOT ME!...YOU REALLY GOT ME!!!" Please don't come on to us with stories on this nice young man, who is not the least bit responsible for what his family does, or does not do...., or once did, many moons ago.....I noticed that just about every other moron out there is doin' coke, (now that's like taking a loaded gun to your head!)....and you all come up with this dead and dried story about the American Idol Familiajaya Pot Plantation of yesteryear!...Sanjaya is the man my TMZ friends!...He doesn't deserve his!...He will, no doubt, go down in history as 'American Idol's Most Popular Contestant' of all time! Give the guy and his family a break!....Remember to add some comedy to your drab and historical stories, (your posters will love you for it), and take a break from diggin the dirt......try smokin' some 'marijayas'!...LOL!!!....
P.S..- To poster #5...I can rest assure you that Mr. Bush and his cronies got all the background from the CIA on Sanjaya, including his relatives, his neighbors, his sex life, and the brand of his undies, long before Sanjaya was a gleam in Carl Rove's eyes!....And whatever, the CIA didn't find on Sanjaya, family, and friends,...you can always count on the papparazzi to find... right?...To tell ya the truth, I think you should be more concerned with the the results of the current investigation of the Bush-Boys and how they may have corrupted Sanjaya.

2739 days ago
142.

gottalent?    

If the AI voters would have done thier job in the first place & voted him off WEEKS ago, this informaton probably would have never surfaced. By now we would be saying Sanjy who? As for this being published - it's a matter of public record. If you don't want your dirty laundy aired - don't do something so STUPID! His sister was 17 at the time. She was old enough to know right from wrong!

2739 days ago
143.

Henny    

Sanjaya feels bad enough that he couldn't become the American Idol. I'm glad he was sent home because he doesn't have a good enough voice, but he seems like a nice boy. I think everyone should stop dragging him and his family through the mud.

2739 days ago
144.

marilyn    

Sanjaya and his sister must look like their father. That's a no brainer.

2739 days ago
145.

Billy Bob Lugnut Big Block Chevy O`Dell    

I understand that Sanjayas Mom has agreed to let Sanjaya undergo breast inlargement surgery.

2739 days ago
146.

andrea    

Has TMz ran out of news to report that they are digging into the life of a seventeen year old boys life. It was his mom and stepfather what does this have to do with him. So what! HInt if you don't have any thing else to report, don't report anything gives you a better creditability.

2739 days ago
147.

Terry    

No, DON'T legalize it!

And BTW, those records are PUBLIC RECORDS so no one can sue anyone over them. DUH! Course, had you not killed your brain cells with all that pot you've been smoking, you'd know that!!!!!!

I'm glad this came out. The sooner the media can piss people off about Sangaya and his family, the sooner we can watch tv without having to see him!!!!!

2739 days ago
148.

Alberto Vidal    

Forget about all the Sanjaya haters. He will be on Jimmy Kimmel Show on ABC tonight
at 12.05 AM. Let us ENJOY.

2739 days ago
149.

Lee    

YOU KNOW SOMETHING, I'M NOT A FAN OF SANJAYA, BUT I'M EVEN LESS OF A FAN OF THE IDIOTS WHO FIND THE NEED TO SPEND THEIR TIME FIIND OUT CRAP TO HUMILIATE HIM. YOUR ALL LOWER THAN LOW . I DON'T KNOW HOW YOU LIVE WITH YOURSELVES! I HOPE HE SUES THE PANTS OFF YOU!! IDIOTS!

2739 days ago
150.

moe    

Perhaps thats why Sanjaya is like he is...mommy toking during pregnancy?

2739 days ago
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