A young Naperville-area man who was involved with a heroin-abuse support group remained Tuesday in Will County Jail in Joliet, after he allegedly brought six grams of heroin from Chicago and sold it to local, undercover police.
Peter K. Rundo, 21, lives on Alan Road, in an unincorporated area of Will County near the Springbrook Prairie Forest Preserve along Naperville’s southwest side. He remained in jail on $50,000 bail, and faces trial on two felony charges of the manufacture or delivery of heroin, according to records on file in Will County Circuit Court.
Rundo was arrested following a covert investigation by members of the Joliet Metropolitan Area Narcotics Squad, said John Arizzi, deputy director of that agency. Detectives from the Naperville Police Department assisted in the probe, Arizzi said.
MANS agents learned just over a month ago Rundo was allegedly buying heroin in Chicago and bringing it to the Naperville area to sell, Arizzi said Tuesday. Undercover investigators made contact with him and arranged to buy the drug in “controlled purchases,” Arizzi said.
Rundo allegedly met MANS agents three times at locations in an area roughly bounded by 75th and 111th streets on Naperville’s far southwest side. The third and final sale occurred about 8 p.m. Sept. 16 near a service station near 95th Street and Book Road.
Arizzi said Rundo drove to the area that night in a silver, 2000 BMW car. He offered no resistance as MANS agents took him into custody.
The heroin, allegedly delivered each time in small, foil packets, totaled six grams, Arizzi said.
Rundo in July 2012 was convicted in DuPage County Circuit Court of driving under the influence of narcotics, following an arrest near Market Avenue and Naper Boulevard in Naperville. Court documents indicated he has no record in Will County.
He was involved with the Open Hearts/Open Minds heroin-abuse support group.
Rundo also was interviewed for and appeared in a segment of the national television news program “48 Hours” on heroin abuse in America.