Andrew Daniel Bartley (left) and Brian Douglas Phillips (right) | Photos provided by the Humboldt County Drug Task Force.

Humboldt County Drug Task Force press release:

On May 10th, 2021 agents with the Humboldt County Drug Task Force (HCDTF), with the assistance of the Eureka Police Department Problem Oriented Policing Team (POP), served a search warrant in the 4200 block of Bush Ave. in Mckinleyville. The HCDTF had conducted an investigation over several months into Andrew Daniel Bartley (60 years old) for trafficking large quantities of methamphetamine out of his residence. Through their investigation agents determined that Bartley was using Brian Douglas Phillips (59 years old from Arcata) as a runner to deliver methamphetamine to customers.

During the service of the search warrant agents stopped Phillips leaving the residence. Agents located two ounces of methamphetamine in Phillips possession. Agents served the warrant on the residence and detained Bartley without incident.

Inside the garage on the property agents located approx. 5 pounds of methamphetamine, a digital scale, and packaging. Agents also located a stolen .357 revolver that had been reported stolen to the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department during a residential burglary on Highway 36 in 2017. Agents also located and seized approx. $6,500 in US currency pending an asset forfeiture investigation.

Andrew Bartley was booked at the Humboldt County jail for the following charges:

  • H&S 11378 Possession of methamphetamine for sale 
  • H&S 11370.1 Possession of controlled substances while armed 
  • H&S 11366 Maintaining or operating a drug house 
  • PC 496(a) Possession of stolen property

Brian Phillips will have the following charges forwarded to the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office: 

  • H&S 11378 Possession of methamphetamine for sale 
  • H&S 11379 Transportation of methamphetamine for sale

Anyone with information related to this investigation or other narcotics related crimes are encouraged to call the Humboldt County Drug Task Force at 707-267-9976.

Seized evidence.