An Akron man will have to spend nine years behind bars for cooking meth.

Summit County Common Pleas Court Judge Alison McCarty sentenced Terry Hale, 54, nine years in prison for several drug charges, including manufacturing meth. Hale must serve the entire nine year sentence, according to Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh.

Last year in May, Akron police discovered a meth operation, including several active cooking vessels and other drug paraphernalia, at Hale’s home.

Officials say it was within 200 feet of Kenmore High School.

Hale also has a prior felony conviction involving the manufacture of drugs.