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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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i don't know why, but i swear to god i've seen that mug shot before!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and not because of the resemblance to angelina jolie (#36, jon voight you called that one) ... but this woman's mug shot has made the internet rounds before, i could swear on it.

2713 days ago


This is pathetic.

Somebody on the TMZ staff must really hate this kid. Jealous much? How does it feel to tear apart an innocent 17 year old kid from a stupid reality talent show? What has he done to inspire so much hatred and venom? Is it because he's a sweet sunny good-looking kid and that rattles your cold dead miserable heart?

This story reveals much more about this website and its staff than it does anything about Sanjaya. And the picture ain't pretty.

This arrest happened TWO YEARS AGO. when Sanjaya was only 14 or 15 years old. He was a child. He committed no crime. Crucifying him for something his parents did is outrageous.

If anything, I feel even more sorry for Sanjaya. He did nothing wrong. Putting his face over his mother's mug shot is disgusting.

It's despicable for you to post Shymali's arresting documents. She was a minor at the time. A 17 year old kid.

This really is a new low for you hacks.

You people truly suck. Shame on you.

I can only hope that one day karma will bite you in the ass. Maybe your children will suffer your mistakes.

2713 days ago


Oh my god now way, Wow TMZ thanks so much for this breaking news coverage! You guys are amazing! I hope next to the war in Iraq this makes front page news!!!!!! Are guys for real? TMZ is just another sleazy, high school website just like National Enqierer. Poor Sanjaya goes threw all this and they have to expose his personal problems? Did TMZ mention Sanjaya'm mom had them on Welfare because they had no money and his stepfather died? This kid has had a hard life and leave it to a low life Website to tell everyone his personal problems. The more they do this the more people had TMZ anyway and soon it will disappear thank god! The creater Harvey is just a regular lawyer who is JEALOUS of anyone that does anything because all he has done is be a commentater on the People Court. Thats ok atleats Harveys kids know his dad is a sell out and a low life and a scum bag and a sleaze ball who would sell his owns kids diary for the right price, Sanjaya i love you and you are an amazing guy which makes jealousy come out in people.

2712 days ago


all I want to say is Sanjaya is come out of the colset and give young gay
boys someone to look up to.

Be a roll model for the young gay boys and girls out there..!!!

2709 days ago


I think its funny. Everyone knows if you go on t.v. for anything your whole life comes out. Dont be stupid. dont go on t.v. If you dont want people to talk about you.

2708 days ago


This is news because???? Come on these idiots are NO ONE!

524 days ago
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