Overland Park

A woman was injured and taken to the hospital after an accident Thursday morning on I-635 northbound on Gibbs Road in Kansas City, Kan.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol trooper’s report, a Ford Expedition was northbound on I-635 when the driver lost control, crossed lanes of traffic and struck the barrier wall.

There were heavy rains on Thursday morning.

The driver, a 40-year-old Overland Park, Kan., woman, was injured and taken to a Johnson County hospital, according to the report.

A man from Belize who used the alias “Popeye” to peddle methamphetamine on the streets of Overland Park was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kan., to nine years in federal prison, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

John Michael Hernandez, 41, pleaded guilty to one count of distributing methamphetamine and one count of unlawfully re-entering the United States after being convicted of an aggravated felony and deported. In his plea, he admitted he was using the alias “Popeye” in December 2013 when he began selling methamphetamine to undercover investigators working with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. In a series of transactions, he sold them more than a pound of methamphetamine.

After he was arrested, Homeland Security Investigations used the Automated Biometric Identification System and the integrated Automated Fingerprint System to determine Hernandez had previously been convicted of robbery in Los Angeles and deported from the United States to Belize in 2009.

Grissom commended the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, Homeland Security Investigations and Assistant U.S. Attorney Sheri McCracken for their work on the case.

The former technology director for the city of Lenexa appeared in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kan., on Monday on charges of wire fraud and theft, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

Andrew L. Davey, 44, Overland Park, Kan., is charged with five counts of wire fraud and one count of theft of government funds. Davey allegedly used city funds to buy electronic devices that he then sold on e-Bay, according to the charges. According to the charges, Davey allegedly was responsible for stealing more than $98,800 worth of merchandise from the city including digital cameras and Apple MacBook computers.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on each wire fraud count, and a maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000 on the theft charge. The Lenexa Police Department and the FBI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Chris Oakley is prosecuting.

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