West Wing Creator Aaron Sorkin Charged 

West Wing Creator Aaron Sorkin Charged 
Posted by FoM on April 30, 2001 at 17:51:34 PT
By The Associated Press
Source: Associated Press 
Aaron Sorkin, creator of ``The West Wing,'' was charged Monday with possession of illegal hallucinogenic mushrooms, rock cocaine and marijuana. Sorkin was arrested at Burbank Airport on April 15 after security officers found a small bag in his carry-on luggage containing paper bundles suspected of containing drugs. Prosecutors charged him with two felony counts of drug possession -- one for hallucinogenic mushrooms and one for cocaine -- along with one misdemeanor count for marijuana, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said in a statement. 
Officers initially believed there were only mushrooms, but testing revealed there was cocaine as well, district attorney's spokeswoman Sandi Gibbons said. The marijuana also allegedly was found in his luggage. Sorkin, 39, was schedule for arraignment Wednesday in Burbank Superior Court. He has been free on $10,000 bail since shortly after his arrest. Sorkin has acknowledged a freebase cocaine addiction that caused him to check into the Hazelden Institute in Minnesota for treatment in 1995. He issued a brief statement after his arrest. ``I am glad to be surrounded by such a supportive group of people and am prepared to proceed as directed by my attorney and in the best interest of my family,'' he wrote. Sorkin wrote the Broadway and film versions of the military drama ``A Few Good Men,'' the screenplay for ``The American President'' and the TV comedy ``Sports Night.'' ``The West Wing,'' starring Martin Sheen as the president, won nine Emmys last year, including one for Sorkin for best writing. Sorkin has addressed the issue of drug abuse in the series, portraying the chief of staff as a recovering addict. Complete Title: West Wing Creator Aaron Sorkin Charged with Drug Possession Source: Associated PressPublished: April 30, 2001Copyright: 2001 Associated Press  Related Articles:Hail To The Shroom? Wing Producer Faces Drug Charge
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Comment #3 posted by freedom fighter on May 02, 2001 at 23:11:50 PT
Where is Martin Sheen?
I wondered how Martin sheen feels now?
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Comment #2 posted by FoM on May 01, 2001 at 09:21:09 PT
Creative Drug Users
I want to comment on these busts. Robert Downey Jr. received an Oscar for Chaplin. He was unbelievable in Less Than Zero. He has been called one of the best actors of our time. He did all he did under the influence. Sorkin did A Few Good Men and West Wing. Darryl Strawberry was a very good baseball player. We know Oliver Stone likes his substances.If drug use causes unproductivity like the antis say, how to do they account for talented people like these?
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Comment #1 posted by Kevin Hebert on May 01, 2001 at 09:06:55 PT:
When they get you, they get you.
So they caught another drug user. How much closer is the war on drugs to ending? Not even close. It's ridiculous. It really is like the Salem Witch Hunt. Disgusting.
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