Gulfport judge arrested on drug charges

Gulfport Municipal Judge Bill Atchison
Gulfport Municipal Judge Bill Atchison

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Gulfport Municipal Judge Bill Atchison has been arrested on drug charges.

Atchison is charged with nine counts of prescription drug fraud. He was released on a $90,000 bond.

John Kelly, the city of Gulfport's chief administrative officer and former municipal court administrator, issued the following statement:

"We have been notified by state authorities regarding the accusations involving Municipal Judge Bill Atchison and they are upsetting to all of us. We are keeping Bill and his family in our prayers.