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"West Wing" creator pleads not guilty

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Dec 31, 1899 | 7:00pm EST

Aaron Sorkin, creator of The West Wing, pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges of possessing hallucinogenic mushrooms, marijuana and cocaine base, Reuters reports. Sorkin, 39, was arrested on April 15 at the Burbank Airport, in California, after security staff reportedly found drugs in his luggage. The case was continued to June 4, when it will be determined whether Sorkin, who is free on $10,000 bail, is eligible for a drug diversion program. "Mr. Sorkin is genuinely humbled by the situation he is facing,'' said Sorkin's attorney, Steve Sitkoff, according to The Associated Press. "He and his family are taking all necessary steps to ensure that he deals with the legal and personal matters at hand appropriately.''

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