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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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it figures.. everyone has skeletons in the closet.. if you want to go into the spotlight you should expect the dirt merchants to dig things up.. if it wasn't pot in the garage it would have been something else

2676 days ago


I LOVE the gossip
apparently so does everyone on here that's why your here. So stop hating all you "Sick to my stomach" people!

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todd lissner anti adult anti wholesomeness activist-----(    

his big hair might work against him if he tokes(Lol)those hair tests can find the stuff weeks later i know bcauze ummm ummm i read it on the internet yeah(lol).he might want 2 bgo the britney spears route and shave it if the fuzz come a knocin can u imagine the uproar then?(loL)celebrate national disobediance day august 30th

2676 days ago

I told you so    

"Ahhhh" The price of fame!!!

2676 days ago


the sins of the fathers...crap....just another BS story to fill the about something positive about our kids???? DUH!!!!!

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This really isn't surprizing but it is funny.

2676 days ago


Enough about this kid, i'm still concerned about sicky ricky (#124) who states "America is trash."..
are there any of you willing to pitch in to remove this piece of garbage, so he can move on to become the "EURO TRASH" he dreams to be, and we can plant some green????

2676 days ago


Well, like I've always said. If you want to be in the limelight then you can expect the media to be all up in your business. Looking in your garbage cans, following you wherever you go, simply leaving no stone ( or stoner - lol ) unturned. Because if it weren't for the media, photographers, the paparazzi or the fans YOU wouldn't be where you are today !!
So get used to it "Sands Man" ... they've only just begun with you !!
Maybe you should have thought about the ups and downs about becoming famous before you stepped onto that platform with your crazy hair !

2676 days ago

Mak B    

so, whats the big deal again?? It's not like a meth lab or anything! Pot is harmless!! It's probably why he can take all that criticism and still manage a smile! Power to the stoners!

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And it's not true that Sanjaya can't sing - that's ridiculous. He wouldn't have made the top 12 if he couldn't sing. He doesn't have a 'big' voice, but he does have a warm, melodious voice. I wish him well, love his sweet spirit. I think he's terrific. There are some nasty people out there, but I'm also pleased to see so many decent, people posting their opinions of this latest attack against a teenage boy, whose only crime is to aspire to realize his dream!

2676 days ago


i'm sorry but i don't see the resemblense to anyone here........Gary way, doesnt look like him at all.........Sunjaya and his Sis are obviously adopted but who was that Indian looking guy in the Idol audience that was always there rooting for him???

2676 days ago

Alberto Vidal    

Bill Maher ( Real time with Bill Maher Show HBO) openly smokes grass, Why bill Maher
is no story?, but this lovely kid who has done nothing and subject to the abuse is
the story?. I am so glad he is on Jimmy Kimmel show tonight.

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and the jealousy continues, why else would TMZ go after some one for this. WAKE UP!!, Famous people smoking a little weed is not a news flash. Your credibily TMZ is sinking like the Titanic, better man the life boat, women, children and stupid excects first

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