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. Wells is now serving six months' unsupervised probation. She was sentenced Feb. 29 to five days in jail, fined $410.50 and placed on probation after pleading guilty to one count of reckless driving. Prosecutors dropped misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. According to a sheriff's, Wells was pulled over after she swerved across the fog lines and centre lines of State Highway 33 and repeatedly speeded up and slowed down. The officer who stopped her said he smelled burning marijuana. Wells reportedly told him that she'd just given a ride to three hitchhikers and had dropped them off when they began smoking something. Police found three half-smoked joints in the ashtray, a fourth half-smoked joint and two small cases used to store marijuana. Wells' lawyer Ron Swafford said a friend admitted he'd left a small amount of marijuana in the car after having used it that day and that Wells was unaware of it.
Hmmm ... this sounds like a pretty tall tale to me. While I have a hard time picturing Mary Ann puffin' on a joint, I have to say that I have an even harder time believing her story. I can just hear her explaining to the cops about how the weather started getting rough, the tiny car was tossed and then 3 hitchhikers hopped into her vehicle, they each sparked up a joint for themselves and then lit up and smoked a fourth one for her ... and then left all of their stash in her car when they left. Hahahahaha ... I can believe that Dawn Wells is a bad liar ... good try, tho. [Source]