, the Emmy-winning creator and executive producer of NBC's The West Wing
, was arrested Sunday at Burbank Airport after security guards found a quantity of hallucinogenic mushrooms in his carry-on bag, Electronic Media
reports. Sorkin was apparently attempting to catch a Southwest Airlines flight from Burbank to Las Vegas when he was nabbed. Airport spokesman Victor Gill
said the acclaimed writer-producer was charged with possession of a controlled substance and released on his own recognizance after posting $10,000 bail. Sorkin who is scheduled to be arraigned April 30 released the following statement: "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."