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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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121.

Alberto Vidal    

I love Sanjaya even more now. Its not Sanjayas Fault. By Law he is still a Minor and
and is exploited by his mother.

2704 days ago
122.

gagirl    

#110 You said it all. Who the hell cares if she grew pot. We have worse things in the world going on and if everybody did burn it would mellow them out. Maybe we would all get along better.

2704 days ago
123.

Shelby    

Now he's true Hollywood!

2704 days ago
124.

Talia    

Thats what I like to hear...... Everyone should grow pot. Saves a ton of money and thwarts crime sydicates by steering their money to mom and pop and pop operations. Good for you Mrs. Malakar. Keep up the good wwork

2704 days ago
125.

F. ISOVIC    

SANJAYA is talented, adorable, and you people are just plain prejedice because of his Indian looks. Had he been blond with blue eyes, I am sure he would have won. It is so sad that we are still so backwards in our thinking.......

2704 days ago
126.

robert lang    

jumbalya crowfish pot and be highoooo!!!!!!!

2704 days ago
127.

please    

I'd smoke pot to if i had to listen to his singing!!

2704 days ago
128.

gisele    

Pot should be legalize , it makes me wonder about our society!

2704 days ago
129.

Dede    

Why the big reaction???? I always thought he spoke like anna nicole.

2704 days ago
130.

Little Tigar46    

For Goodness Sake. People Must The Media Continuiously Drag This Poor Boy and His Family Out Into The Open Like This? This Is Shameful Not Only That But Sanjia's Mother was a Young Teen When Most of These Events Took Place. I Thought If An Individual Was Under Age At The Time Of A Court Conviction Those Records Were Suppose To Be Sealed. So Why The Hell Is The Media Reporters Bringing This Up Now? They Are Setting Temselves Up For One Huge Lawsuite If You Ask Me. Stop All This Nonsense For Pity Sake. Leave Sanjia And His Family Members Alone.

2704 days ago
131.

Rick    

this is the america way why are you people surprised ?
WE ARE GOING TO POT'S IN THIS COUNTRY
and not only with smoking this stuff just in our ways and it's time to rethink leaving.
EUROPE never looked better where i came from AMERICA THAN WAS A
truthfull, honest, freedom loving and classy country. needless to say that went to
POTS and now, thank God, I have the oppurtunity to leave, and it be soon.
" 'EURO TRASH " never looked classier. America is the TRASH.

2704 days ago
132.

maggie    

SO WHAT!. GET OVER IT! SANJAYA HAS NO CONTROLL OF WHAT HIS MOTHER DID! I'M SURE SOME OF THOSE KIDS LEFT ON THE SHOW HAS A LITTLE SKELETON HIDING IN THERE CLOSET TOO, AND YOU ALL TOO! DON'T ACT LIKE YOU ALL DON'T. SANJAYA DIDN'T ASK FOR ALL THIS PUBLICITY, THE MEDIA DID THIS TO HIM! GET OVER IT!

2704 days ago
133.

Harry Jones Sr    

Oh my gad, oh my gad, the mother got busted for POT! Get over it and grow up. Who cares? Less was made out of Prez Clinton smoking (or not inhaling) than this.

2704 days ago
134.

Barb    

It doesn't sound like this young man has much of a life. I do however, think he has talent. I hope he uses it to get away from his mother.

2704 days ago
135.

Mr. Sandman    

Sapphire we won't shut up about this kid because people such as yourself have to digress to calling him names such as clown.....how would you feel? Moron!

2704 days ago
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