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Peter Rundo, heroin addict who told his story to 48 Hours, arrested for dealing to undercover cops near Chicago, report says

Peter Rundo
Will County Sheriff's Office via CBS Chicago
(CBS) CHICAGO - Peter Rundo, a recovering heroin addict who spoke out on the subject to CBS' "48 Hours," has been arrested for allegedly trying to sell the drug multiple times to undercover police officers, reports CBS Chicago.

"I would tell myself I could stop when I wanted to," said Rundo of his heroin use earlier this year in the interview with 48 Hours.  

"Sometimes I would sell to support my habit," the 21-year-old confessed.

It seems as though Rundo, of Naperville, Ill., may have fallen back into his old way of life. According to CBS Chicago, he was arrested last week and charged with dealing heroin to undercover cops.

The Joliet Metropolitan Area Narcotics Squad said Rundo sold heroin to officers three times over the past month in Naperville - about a quarter mile from Nequa Valley High School, the Joliet Metropolitan Area Narcotics Squad says. Rundo reportedly told police he's been using again.

Caroline Kacena, who has known Rundo since he was a child, called his arrest disheartening. She told the station Rundo and her son were longtime friends until her son died of a heroin overdose last year.

Before his arrest, Kacena says Rundo worked hard to get clean and was even involved in "Open Hearts, Open Eyes," a heroin awareness group.

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  • Stephanie Slifer

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