Here at Stamp Out Spiking we were absolutely delighted to wake up this morning to the amazing news that GHB, a drug that’s commonly used to spike drinks, has been reclassified from Class C to a Class B drug, increasing the sentence from up to 2 years to up to 5 years for possession, and up to 14 years for supply and production.
The Home Secretary, Priti Patel, said:
"These drugs have been used to commit too many heinous crimes and it is right that sentences for those caught in possession of them reflect the damage they do."
"I welcome the tightening of restrictions around these dangerous substances, introducing tougher penalties for possession sends a clear message to those who think they can get away with using it."
"These changes will help ensure the people of Britain are kept safe and that we continue to tackle drug misuse and crime in all its forms."
Dawn Dines, CEO and founder of Stamp Out Spiking, said:
"After nearly two decades campaigning against this crime I feel some sort of justice will be felt by the numerous victims of the disgusting crime. I recall young men and women breaking down, sharing their experiences."
"Even though it’s too late for those victims, this is going to help so many more people in the future."
"We are delighted that the Home Secretary is giving a clear and concise message by the reclassification of the drugs used and that there is zero tolerance of this cowardly crime in our society."