Conor King is a twenty–two-year veteran of drug enforcement in British Columbia.
He began as a beat cop and undercover operator, investigating street level drug sales. He was promoted to lead Victoria’s criminal intelligence, surveillance and undercover units, successfully investigating complex fentanyl, heroin and cocaine importations. He works closely with the RCMP, Canada Border Service Agency, and U.S. Navy Criminal Investigation Service. In 2004 and 2008 he partnered with the Canadian Armed Forces in large scale cannabis eradication operations on B.C.’s Gulf Islands and rural coast.
For over a decade Conor has been an educator in the drug enforcement community, teaching at the Justice Institute of British Columbia, Canadian Police College and for the Canada Border Services Agency and BC Coroner Service. He’s been a guest lecturer for the University of British Columbia (UBC) Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science, the UBC Faculty of Medicine, the BC College of Pharmacists and the Canadian Health Professionals Secretariat.
Conor has been qualified in Provincial and Supreme Court of British Columbia as an expert in the trafficking of fentanyl, heroin, oxycodone, cocaine, methamphetamine, MDMA, GHB, ketamine, PCP, LSD, psilocybin and cannabis.
As a specialist in illicit drugs, Conor travels across Canada educating groups about the safe handling of street drugs, history of drug prohibition and the complex and often surprising role illicit substances play in Canadian culture.