'I did turn myself in': Judge can't find enough reason to modify bond

May 3—CATLETTSBURG — An Ashland man involved in a "fentanyl distribution investigation," according to the Northeast Kentucky Drug Task Force, attempted to persuade a judge to modify his bond on Friday. He failed to talk Judge George Davis into making any changes.

Amire A. Dayan, aka Dustin R. Richardson, first heard his crime as "trafficking" fentanyl as the judge read the charge.

Dayan, appearing from the Boyd County Detention Center via video conference, asked for permission to speak. Davis reminded him he's doing so by waiving his rights.

Dayan said he was indicted on a possession charge rather than trafficking.

"The actual indictment is possession," Davis acknowledged as he flipped through papers. "I stand corrected."

Dayan once again requested to talk, prompting Davis to issue the same reminder.

"I did turn myself in," Dayan said. "I'd like for you to take that into consideration."

Davis cited Dayan's criminal history — including sexual offenses — as the judge said the court could not find any reason to modify the $10,000 full-cash bond.

Co-defendant Phillip M. Conley is in Boyd County Detention Center on charges of trafficking fentanyl, marijuana and other unspecified drugs. His attorney, Michael Curtis, was tied up in another court on Friday, according to Davis, so he is set to appear again next week.

Dayan is set to be back in circuit court on June 7 for a pre-trial.

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