Phillip Meerding wanted on warrant

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate 27-year-old Phillip Meerding.

A warrant has been issued for the Bairnsdale man’s arrest for failing to appear to answer deception and drug charges.

Meerding is known to frequent the Bairnsdale and Springvale areas.

Investigators have released an image of Meerding in the hope someone may have information on his current whereabouts.

He is Asian in appearance, with a solid build, approximately 170cm tall and with hazel eyes.

Anyone who sights Meerding or has information on his whereabouts is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a confidential report at

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