AURORA, Ont. - Six people, including two pharmacists, are facing charges in an opioid-trafficking investigation in the Toronto area.

York Regional Police say they began looking into a group suspected of trafficking opiate pills late last year, leading to several arrests in December.

They say the investigation continued and led officers to the pharmacists.

Investigators say they seized roughly half a million dollars in opioids and more than $220,000 in cash, as well as a gun.

The suspects are aged 27 and 39, and from Toronto and Vaughan, Ont.

All are charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking, and some face additional charges, including possession of a forged document and a prohibited or restricted firearm.