Medical Doctor Turned Crystal Meth Dealer Sentenced to Ten Years in Federal Prison
MIAMI – Carlton Cash (49, Fort Lauderdale, Florida) was sentenced to ten years in prison for distributing crystal methamphetamine. Cash holds an active Florida medical license.
Cash was charged and convicted of selling over 150 grams of crystal methamphetamine in Broward County, Florida over an eight-month period starting in 2019. Cash had worked as an emergency room physician until 2014, when he was declared disabled due to injuries he suffered in a car accident ten years earlier. Cash was receiving $15,000 each month in disability payments when he purchased approximately $100,000 worth of crystal methamphetamine in the year before his arrest, and sold crystal methamphetamine to others. Besides his Florida license, public records show that Cash has held medical licenses in Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas, New York, Michigan, and Mississippi.
In December 2020, Cash pled guilty in federal court to five counts of possession with the intent to distribute crystal methamphetamine.
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration Miami Field Division and the Margate Police Department, with assistance from Broward County Sheriff’s Office. It was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida.
More information about this case may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at www.flsd.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov, under case number 20-CR-60118.