A Hartland man faces charges after police dismantled a methamphetamine making operation at his home, which is within 1,000-feet of a middle school.

Corey Swain, 43, was charged Wednesday with aggravated operation of a methamphetamine lab and aggravated trafficking in methamphetamine. The aggravating factor is that Swain's home is within 1,000 feet of the Somerset Valley Middle School.

Drug agents had been investigating the operation at the Commercial Street property for several weeks. A search of the property found evidence of the making and distribution of the drug.

Swain was taken to the Somerset County Jail where no bail was set as he is already on probation following a prior conviction for possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.

Several additional suspects are being sought and will be charged for their roles as the investigation continues, police said.

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