Some Of These Little Known Details About Elvis Will Make You See The King Of Rock In A Whole New Light
He got a badge as a narcotics agent without any training
In 1970, while he was traveling to Washington, Elvis wrote a letter to President Richard Nixon that said: “Sir, I can and will be of any service that I can to help the country out. I would love to meet you. I will be here for as long as it takes to get the credentials of a federal agent.”
It seemed pretty bizarre and out of the blue, but in her memoir Elvis and Me, Priscilla explained why he wanted a badge from the Federal Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs. She said: “The narc badge represented some kind of ultimate power to him. With the federal narcotics badge, he [believed he] could legally enter any country both wearing guns and carrying any drugs he wished.” And so on December 21, 1970, after that letter was received, Elvis not only had a publicized meet-and-greet with the president, but he also got himself a badge with no training.