Round Rock police found more than $11,000 in cash during a drug bust at an apartment, according to a notice of seizure filed in a Williamson County court this week.
Aaron Ernst, 25, of Round Rock, was charged with possession of marijuana, a state jail felony punishable by up to two years in jail.
The seizure occurred June 28 at an apartment at 1401 Hesters Crossing, where Ernst lived, the notice said.
Police arrived at the apartment at 6 a.m. with a search warrant and found Ernst inside with another person, the document said. When police asked Ernst if he knew why they were there, he said, “Yeah, I got some weed,” according to the seizure notice.
Police then found 3 pounds of marijuana in the apartment’s bedroom and bathroom, the notice said. Three pounds of high-grade marijuana has a street value of $28,660, the document said.
Police also opened a safe and found $11,076 in cash.
“It should be noted that Ernst did not have a job nor any reported income for 2018,” the notice said.
Police also found two Chase Bank cards and planned on checking to see how much money was in the bank accounts because of the marijuana and the cash that was seized, according to the notice.
Ernst had been arrested four times previously for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, assault with bodily injury and possession of marijuana, the document said.
Ernst was released from the Williamson County Jail on June 29 after posting bond on bail set at $7,500.