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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Today in Drugs

posted by on March 11 at 13:08 PM

According to the Associated Press and published in the Seattle Times:

DRIGGS, Idaho — Perhaps they should have called her Mary Jane.

A surprise birthday party for Dawn Wells, the actress who played Mary Ann on “Gilligan’s Island,” ended with a nearly three-hour tour of the Teton County sheriff’s office and jail when the 69-year-old was caught with marijuana in her vehicle while driving home…

(Thanks, Will.)

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"Of drugs in Driggs: Life after the Isle" I smell memoir, and it smells a little fishy.

Posted by bree | March 11, 2008 1:16 PM

Can't believe it took you guys so long to post this...

Posted by I'm Not As High As I Think You Are | March 11, 2008 1:19 PM

Proof again that Mary Ann was and always will be superior to Ginger.

Posted by Hernandez | March 11, 2008 1:20 PM

What kind of filthy pig arrests a 69 YEAR OLD LADY for fucking weed?

Poor Mary Ann. Good to know there are 69 year old stoner ladies out there...

Posted by Mike in MO | March 11, 2008 1:20 PM

Read the article Mike if you dare. She was swerving and was apparently smoking the stuff while driving. And then tried to blame it on hitch-hikers!

Posted by Citizen Gregg | March 11, 2008 1:38 PM

... at least she didn't blame it on an African-American.

Posted by UNPAID BLOGGER | March 11, 2008 1:45 PM

Whoa, she lives in Driggs?

Posted by Dougsf | March 11, 2008 1:45 PM

Ha! Mary Jane!!! I get it!!! Woo, funny stuff, that.

Posted by Dylan! | March 11, 2008 1:48 PM

I've always preferred Mary Ann, cause you can tell she would be way better in bed than Ginger. And now there's proof ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | March 11, 2008 1:48 PM

way to fall on your sword, attorney.

i could totally pass a field sobriety test high. and smoke while driving. its just "dagga".

Posted by max solomon | March 11, 2008 1:50 PM

Citizen Gregg: So?

Posted by Mike in MO | March 11, 2008 1:51 PM

I always liked Ginger better; which is not to say that I would have thrown Mary Ann out of bed.

Posted by Fifty-Two-Eighty | March 11, 2008 2:02 PM

i usually swerve at the mere idea of hitch hikers. valid argument. not guilty.

Posted by bree | March 11, 2008 2:03 PM


Posted by NapoleonXIV | March 11, 2008 2:13 PM

Well, I did like Ginger's flirting. But she's kind of high maintenance. Mary Ann just needs some Mary Jane and she's GGG.

Posted by Will in Seattle | March 11, 2008 2:25 PM

Her smiling mug shot is quite a testimony to the quality of her weed.

Posted by inkweary | March 11, 2008 4:18 PM

Smoke one for Bob, m'lady. And Tina. And Alan. And Jim and Natalie. And Russell too. Hell, smoke one with Russell. Oh, hey, we can smoke one with Russell.

(Note: Invite Russell Johnson to smoke-a-thon.)

Anyway, know that we miss you all.


Posted by BD | March 11, 2008 6:19 PM

Mary Ann was always my favorite.

Posted by RainMan | March 11, 2008 6:51 PM

Since you bolded the word "jail" I assume you're suggesting this was another outrageous example of our failed drug policies.

So getting in a car and driving when you're impaired is fine and dandy in your book -- as long as it's weed and not alcohol? (And yes, I (and you) have no choice at this time but to accept the police version, which is a whole separate issue...)

Posted by duh | March 12, 2008 9:01 AM

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