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Actress from 'Gilligan's Island' serving probation under plea

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DRIGGS' date=' Idaho (AP) -- Dawn Wells, who played Mary Ann on "Gilligan's Island," is serving six months' unsupervised probation after allegedly being caught with marijuana in her car.

She was sentenced February 29 to five days in jail, fined $410.50 and placed on probation after pleading guilty to one count of reckless driving.

Under a plea agreement, three misdemeanor counts -- driving under the influence, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance -- were dropped.

On October 18, Teton County sheriff's Deputy Joseph Gutierrez arrested Wells as she was driving home from a surprise birthday party that was held for her.

According to the sheriff's office report, Gutierrez pulled Wells over after noticing her swerve and repeatedly speed up and slow down. When Gutierrez asked about a marijuana smell, Wells said she'd just given a ride to three hitchhikers and had dropped them off when they began smoking something. Gutierrez found half-smoked joints and two small cases used to store marijuana.

The 69-year-old Wells, founder of the Idaho Film and Television Institute and organizer of the region's annual family movie festival called the Spud Fest, then failed a sobriety test.

Wells' lawyer, Ron Swafford, said that a friend of Wells testified he'd left a small amount of marijuana in the vehicle after using it that day, and that Wells was unaware of it. Swafford also said several witnesses were prepared to testify that Wells had very little to drink at the party and was not intoxicated when she left. He said she was swerving on the road because she was trying to find the heater controls in her new car.[/quote']

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when was that RnB?

Wasn't all that recently, but a few years ago there was a sort of biopic on the making of Gilligan's Island, with all of the then surviving cast members (Dawn Wells, Russell Johnson and Bob Denver who was still alive at the time) except for Tina Louise, Dawn Wells produced it and still looked pretty fine. Tina Louise, though, has looked profoundly ungood in the appearances outside of Gilligan that I have seen her in. I was always a Mary Ann man anyway.

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Didn't she get in trouble a few years for sending pot to Gilligan? (Bob Denver...is that his name?)

It was Denver who got in trouble.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Denver

In 1998, Denver was arrested for having a parcel of marijuana delivered to his home. He originally said that the parcel had come from Dawn Wells (who had played "Mary Ann" on Gilligan's Island) but later refused to name her in court, and testified that "some crazy fan must have sent it". The police reportedly found more of the drug and related paraphernalia in Denver's home. He pleaded no contest and received six months probation.

Aloha,

Brad

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