Justin C. King Special Agent in Charge (SAC)
Justin C. King was appointed Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Omaha Field Division in January 2021. As SAC, Mr. King is responsible for 11 DEA offices throughout Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota and eight counties along the western border of Illinois and Wisconsin.
Mr. King began his career with DEA in September 2002 at the Laredo District Office. In 2006, Mr. King was selected for DEA’s Foreign-Deployed Advisory Support Team (FAST) where he served from January 2007 to August 2009. As a member of FAST, Mr. King participated in numerous counter-narcotics operations during three deployments to Afghanistan and one deployment to Central America. Additionally, Mr. King deployed to Kyrgyzstan on two occasions providing investigative and tactical training to narcotics interdiction officers.
In August 2009, Mr. King was transferred to the Oklahoma City District Office. While there, he conducted numerous complex conspiracy investigations. From August 2011 to July 2014, Mr. King served as group supervisor of the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force.
In August 2014, Mr. King returned to the FAST program as a team leader and guided his group on the final DEA FAST deployment to Afghanistan. Mr. King also supervised training deployments to the Ukraine and Paraguay. Mr. King was promoted to FAST section chief in January 2017. In his new role, Mr. King was responsible for the enforcement and training deployments of four FAST teams and the Personnel Recovery Unit. Mr. King served as the executive assistant to the Special Agent in Charge of the DEA Office of Training from April 2017 to January 2018.
For three years, Mr. King served as the assistant special agent in charge of the Little Rock District Office. In this capacity, Mr. King was responsible for all DEA activities in the state of Arkansas and for offices in Little Rock, Fayetteville and Fort Smith.
A native of Oklahoma, Mr. King received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Oklahoma. Mr. King is a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army Infantry Branch in both the enlisted and officer ranks between 1990 and 2001.