OCEAN CITY, Md. - A Mount Carmel teen was arrested on a felony drug offense in this resort town eight days after graduating from high school.

Ocean City police charged Robert K. Beierschmitt, 19, of 233 E. Fourth St., Apt. 1, with a felony count of distribution of a controlled substance and misdemeanors for possession of marijuana under 10 grams and resisting or interfering with arrest.

According to police, Beierschmitt attempted to sell a controlled substance to an undercover officer on Washington Lane, an alley between the boardwalk and Coastal Highway, the main thoroughfare in Ocean City, on June 14. The controlled substance was not identified by police.

After a brief foot pursuit, Beierschmitt was arrested by officers. No injuries were reported, police said.

The defendant was released the same day of his arrest. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 11 in the district court for Worcester County in Ocean City.

If found guilty, Beierschmitt faces a maximum of eight years and three months in prison and a fine of $2,500.