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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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31.

the voice of experience    

That poor kid has put up with so much crap & he has held his head high & Kept a smile on his face in spite of it all. Leave him alone. He doesn't deserve all this. Sanjaya you are so above all this crap!

2635 days ago
32.

the voice of experience    

Excuse me Ellie...I don't recall reading anything about Sanjaya being arrested for pot...but so what if he had been? This kid has been picked on for months & I don't think he deserves it.

2635 days ago
33.

judy    

DONT YOU HAVE ANYTHING BETTER THEN TO TRY TO TEAR THIS KID APART??? CAN'T YOU LOOK FOR SOMETHING GOOD????DAMMMMMMMM TAKE A GOOD LOOK IN A MIRROR YOUR NOT SO SPECIAL YOURSELVES.............

2635 days ago
34.

sapphire    

WILL EVERYONE JUST LET SANJAYA CRAWL BACK INTO HIS DEEP DEEP HOLE I PRAY. PLEASE WHY ARE PEOPLE STILL TALKING ABOUT THIS CLOWN

2635 days ago
35.

MamaMe    

TMZ Why are you putting this information out about this young man's family. I don't watch American Idol but I heard about the Vote for the Worst.


It's a sad day TMZ you are losing control

2635 days ago
36.

Harry    

This is scraping the bottom of the barrel!!!

2635 days ago
37.

Tommy Dreamer    

Dope smoken huzzy. they should fit right into the hollywood crowd no problem. haha

2635 days ago
38.

Tommy Dreamer    

nobody likes that crap sound of sanjaya anyway.

2635 days ago
39.

Angelina    

Sanjaya's mom looks like Angelina Jolie. I bet if you add some hollywood make up on her and she will look just like Angelina Jolie's twin. Also if you remove Angelina's make up she will just like Sajaya's mom. Wow!

2635 days ago
40.

Ron    

#41 What planet are you from?

2635 days ago
41.

Sean Bresnahan    

Suddenly I like this kid - and his family!

2635 days ago
42.

They about to get paid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    

Im sure Sanjaya has smoked his share of blunts,thats why he is so happy all the time

2635 days ago
43.

Rae    

Sanjaya seems like a nice well mannered young guy who is trying to reach his goal in the entertainment world. Come on, give him a break!! He's not committed any crime.

How many entertainers out there is there that have relatives that have been in trouble with the law? Even the president of the United States does!

Give this kid a BREAK, already!!

2635 days ago
44.

big fat, bald white guy who loves everyone except Paris    

Leave the kid alone. Why pick on this kid for something his mother did? Was he suppsed to get his mom busted?

2635 days ago
45.

Anon1234    

*nods head* uh huh and the point is what exactally?

2635 days ago
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