It's no secret that Elvis Presley dealt with drug use towards the end of his life. One of those alleged stories involves calling President Jimmy Carter stoned just weeks before his death. Carter himself opened up about this. \u201cHe was totally stoned and didn\u2019t know what he was saying." He adds, \u201cHis sentences were almost incoherent.\u201d\r\n\r\nThis phone call took place in the summer of 1977. It was just a few weeks before Elvis would die later that August. At the time, Elvis was on barbiturates and called the White House from his home to seek a Presidential pardon for a sheriff he knew that was dealing with legal problems.\r\nJimmy Carter opens up about Elvis calling him "totally stoned"\r\n\r\n\r\nCarter recalls the situation, \u201cI talked to him for a long time, and I finally extracted that from him.\u201d He says that he was able \u201cto ease Presley out of his paranoid delusions" that came on from his drug use. \u201cCalming his fears that he was being \u2018shadowed\u2019 by sinister forces and that his friend was being framed.\u201d\r\n\r\nRELATED: Elvis Presley\u2019s Cousin Talks About The Truth Behind Elvis\u2019s Facelifts, Webbed Toes, And More\r\n\r\nCarter continues, \u201cI asked him what the sheriff\u2019s sentence was, and he said that he hadn\u2019t been tried in court yet. Well, I said, \u2018Elvis, I can\u2019t consider a pardon until after a trial and sentencing and everything.\u2019 I don\u2019t think he understood that.\u201d Elvis would continue to call up the White House until his death. However, Carter did not speak to Elvis again after that first call.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThis wasn't the only presidential connection that Elvis had throughout his life. Back in 1970, he was able to meet President Richard Nixon in the White House at Christmas time. Sadly, Elvis's final connection with a president of the U.S. wasn't a positive one to remember for Carter.