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Friday, October 15, 2021

Villages’ Taco Bell employee arrested in car with drugs, gun and cash

Kalee Ann Proppe

A woman who works at Taco Bell in The Villages was arrested after she was found in a car with cocaine, a large amount of cash and a loaded gun.

Kalee Ann Proppe, 21, of Fruitland Park, was riding in a gold Mazda at 3:25 p.m. Sunday which had been traveling at a high rate of speed on Micro Racetrack Road, according to an arrest report from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as Jovante Deshawn Hall, 18, of Belleview, who did not have a valid driver’s license and the vehicle did not have a proper license plate attached.

A search of the car turned up $255 in cash, 18.6 grams of pills determined to be MDMA, methamphetamine and a loaded 9mm Ruger with one round in the chamber and 11 rounds loaded in a black magazine.

Jovante Hall

Proppe, who works at the Taco Bell at Southern Trace Plaza in The Villages, was found to be in possession of cocaine.

Hall was arrested on drug charges, driving without a license and for having an improper tag on the vehicle. He was also cited for speeding 54 miles per hour in a 35 mph zone.

Hall was booked at the Lake County Jail on $30,000 bond.

Proppe was booked at the jail and released after posting $2,000 bond.   

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