A GOVERNMENT minister has revealed how she had to be carried home after her drink was spiked while on a night out two years ago.

Conservative MP Mims Davies found "something black" in the bottom of her drink - and only has a partial memory of what happened afterwards.

The employment minister, who is MP for Mid Sussex, has now written to Home Secretary Priti Patel to ask what more can be done to tackle spiking.

It comes just weeks after The Argus revealed how Ukrainian drug gangs are offering to ship lethal doses of the date rape drug Rohypnol into the county undetected.

She told the BBC: "I found something black in the bottom of my drink. I pulled it out and didn't really think anything of it, and threw it on the floor.

"It was only later on I thought, 'Blimey, what was that?'

"It was absolutely awful, I had to be carried home."

Earlier this month, an Argus investigation found drug dealers promising "secure" delivery of Rohypnol from Eastern Europe to anywhere in the UK in just three days.

The Home Office described the situation as "deeply disturbing" and pledged to continue to work hard to disrupt "vile criminal gangs".

Criminals can face up to 14 years in prison and an unlimited fine for the supply and production of Class C drugs.

While those caught possessing Rohypnol - known as "Roofies" - without a prescription face two years in jail.

Ms Davies added: "We should be restricting who on earth can get hold of these products, as we would in any other sphere.

"What on earth is in those products? Who's buying them and who's sourcing them? There's more to this than meets the eye."

The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) revealed 198 reports of drink spiking across the UK in September and October.

The NPCC said there had also been 24 reports involving some form of injection.