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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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46.

Hal    

Just what does Sanjaya's mother have to do with him? He cannot control anyone other than himself! Give him a break.

2549 days ago
47.

J Stan    

Balzac is right on. I couldn't stand Sanjaya until I read this story. Now he's my brother. Ganjaya - Ya Mon!!!

2549 days ago
48.

whitney    

well sanjijis myspace was full of marijuana references and he had pot as his backround before he removed it (along with almost everything else).....

2549 days ago
49.

UH...OHHHH!    

Obviously even the court didn't take it seriously, if the mom was facing 5 years but only got 30 days.

Posted at 7:48PM on Apr 25th 2007 by So what, big deal, who cares


Washington state rates in there with Florida on the system.............
They let 2 grown men strangle a car thief and say it is justified.........
They give a truck driver on meth who kills 2 scientists (working on earthquake data)
4 1/2 years..............
9 year old car thief can outrun the cops here and get to Texas.....

No justice here either.......

2549 days ago
50.

sara917    

This guy cannot catch a break- Sanjaya was getting grilled today about his sexual preference- Here is the story if you are interested.

http://collegecandy.com/2007/04/25/sanjaya-isnt-gay-at-least-thats-what-he-tells-people/

2549 days ago
51.

Your'e Fired!    

Sanjaya.....Come "Out", Come "Out" Where-ever you are and see the young man hiding under your Camel........Ok Ok, I couldn't make it ryhme........I tried.........

2549 days ago
52.

hotrod    

YaY Balzac!!! Right On!!!!

2549 days ago
53.

gossip fan    

To post #13, how do you know Sanjaya is a sweet boy? From watching him try to sing on American Idol? Don't think that he didn't know about his "family business" or doesn't partake in testing the merchandise. If his sister was in on it, it's a pretty sure bet that he was too.

2549 days ago
54.

Harry    

I have a feeling someone from A.I. leaked this to try to mess with Sanjaya's popularity. While he was on the show this didn't come out and now it's on TMZ all of a sudden? They are trying to mess with Sanjaya's career so nobody else can make money off of him. Shame on them and you TMZ!!!

2549 days ago
55.

LarryFan    

Leave this Kid alone maybe that is why he wanted to win so bad!For a better life!!

2549 days ago
56.

sharon    

and your point is by publishing this is????.....Question for you TMZ.... do you think God our creator...who put everything on earth for us to use, is wrong in doing so?...what is more important...God's herbs...or man made laws?

2549 days ago
57.

TMZ_User    

Sanjaya's mom is semi hot wonder how much she charges for oral paper bag optional

2549 days ago
58.

Angel    

she's he's mom, but he is not he's dad. he is sanjaya's STEPdad who sanjaya prolly hates. He's biracial his dad is middle eastren and his mom is caucasian.

2549 days ago
59.

L    

Does anyone else think she looks like Ellie's drunken mother on Degrassi?

2549 days ago
60.

Former UCLA NPI student and worker    

In light of the fundraiser that AI promoted tonight and some of the stupid digs at Sanjaya on the show, this is really poor timing and in bad taste. Is it me, but the people who keep digging at him forget that the boy - YES- I said boy, is only 17! I can imagine that he would be really hurt to see this crap about his mother and sister splashed across the internet.

Yes, he was the invite to the White House, but how many other celebrities that showed up at the coorespondents dinner may have smoked a little some on the way there! Leave him alone and let him deal with the popularity that he has gained on the show. Don't take away someone's dream for a cheap shot. LEAVE HIM ALONE!

2549 days ago
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