Now you got me thinking of old DEA war stories. (this is the point at which my wife & kids suddenly remember a very important chore they had to do.....& hustle out of the room!)
DEA had just been formed when I started with them in 1974. Nixon had started a brand new agency to fight drugs comprised of: agents from the old BNDD (Bureau of Narcotics & Dangaerous Drugs), Customs agents & a few other agencies that spent most of their time following eachother around, thinking that the other guy was a drug dealer.
When DEA was formed, noone ever heard anyone yell: "DEA-----You're under arrest!" (Noone would have known what the hell DEA
was! We were trained to yell: "Federal Agent...You're under arrest!"...Then at least they thought you were FBI.
Now DEA has a very nice training facility next to the FBI Academy in the Marine Base at Quantico, VA. When I started, our training facility was an old converted bank building in Northwest Washington, DC & agent trainees were housed at the Ramamda Inn, in NW Washington & had to walk to classes every day.
Boy could I tell you stories......but I see that everyone's already asleep so I wont bore you further!!
Seriously, I have some funny stories but it is getting late so you're all off the hook for now.
Glad we got things ironed out BugsyR.