'AMERICAN IDOL' BOMBSHELL: SANJAYA'S MOM SENT TO JAIL AFTER DRUG BUST

Published on: April 25, 2007
'AMERICAN IDOL' BOMBSHELL: SANJAYA'S MOM SENT TO JAIL AFTER DRUG BUST

Busted "American Idol" star Sanjaya Malakar is hiding a dark family secret - his mother went to jail for running an indoor pot-growing operation out of a garage!

Jillian Blyth was busted in Pierce County, Wash., in February 2005 after neighbors reported smelling marijuana and noticed a large vent on the garage roof, according to court records obtained exclusively by The ENQUIRER.

When sheriff 's deputies arrived to investigate, they found most houses in the area had frost on their roofs, but Blyth's garage didn't.

Power company records also showed the garage was gobbling electricity.

Cops discovered 310 marijuana plants, growing lights - and Sanjaya's then 17-year-old sister Shyamali!

Shyamali told officers that her mom was at another location in nearby Federal Way - and when the cops got there, they found a second dope-growing operation!

Pick up this week's ENQUIRER to read all the details and see Jillian's mugshot!

View the court documents below:
Statement Of Defendant On Plea Of Guilty
Hearing Document 1
Hearing Document 2
Hearing Document 3
Sentencing Papers
Order Establishing Conditions Release Form
Report of Supervision Closure
Amended Information Report
Prosecuter's Statement Regarding Amended Information