CANBY, Ore. Canby police investigating a drug case are searching for the ex-wife of convicted murderer Ward Weaver.

Maria Weaver, 53, allegedly sold methamphetamine from her apartment at 292 S. Locust Street.

Over the past year, officials have been investigating reports of meth being sold from the house and Maria Weaver, also known as Maria Shaw and Maria Stout, was named as the main person of interest, according to Canby police.

Officials issued a search warrant at the location on Wednesday around 6 a.m. Evidence, including drug paraphernalia and drug records, were taken from the apartment, police said.

Maria Weaver was not home when the search warrant was served and Canby police are now searching for her.

She is the ex-wife of Ward Weaver III, who is serving two life sentences for raping and killing two young girls, and the mother of Francis Weaver, who is currently in jail on a murder charge.

Ward Weaver s father, Ward Weaver, Jr., was also a convicted rapist and murderer. He was sentenced to death in 1984 but continues to appeal the sentence from a California prison.

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