Washington State Patrol Detective Kevin Kingsley is assigned to the WSP Investigative Services Bureau, Narcotics Section. He has been with the WSP for 22 years. He has served as a patrol Trooper, Drug Recognition Expert, Field Training Officer. He has been attached to the Seattle Field Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration as a federally deputized Task Force Officer since 2010. In the Seattle FD of DEA, he has served in the Tactical Diversion Squad and HIDTA Task Force Group 23. In this capacity he has investigated numerous Drug Trafficking Organizations and related crimes all over the United States.
In 2021 he provided sealed testimony for the State of Washington in the now adjudicated $518 Million dollar settlement between Washington State, WA AG Office and Pharmaceutical Opioid distributors to include McKesson, AmerisourceBergen and Cardinal Health.
Since 2020 Det. Kingsley has reviewed and investigated approximately 50 overdose cases/death investigations. A large majority of these investigations have involved clandestinely manufactured Fentanyl.
Det. Kingsley is a member of WSNIA, WHIA (Washington Homicide Investigators Association). He is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps where he was a Sergeant and Field Radio Operator.
Washington National Guard Analyst Matthew Croft is assigned to the NW HIDTA where he provides comprehensive case support in all manner of drug-related cases - with specific focus on opioid death investigations in the Puget Sound region and disrupting and dismantling drug trafficking and money laundering organizations across, local, state, tribal, and federal jurisdictions.
Croft holds a bachelor’s degree in law and justice as well as an MBA from the University of Washington and is trained in criminal analysis and narcotics investigations. He is an ACAMS certified anti-money laundering analyst, CCO and CCPA certified Cellebrite analyst, and holds numerous other industry certifications. Croft serves as an Army Infantry Sniper/Reconnaissance Scout and is a veteran of the Afghanistan campaign. He currently serves as the First Sergeant of an Army Infantry Company.