Sgt. A.J. Shingler drove while Huff held the bear on his lap.
They contacted the Division of Natural Resources, and wildlife officers came to collect the cub shortly after.
Chris Ryan, a bear biologist with the Division of Natural Resources, said the cub would be placed in a "foster den" later this week. Though it's not the ideal situation for a young cub, wildlife workers often find bears make wonderful foster mothers and treat them as their own.
Although he said the woman who rescued the cub probably thought she was doing the right thing, she made the wrong decision. He said the cub was likely close to his den.
"The main thing to do when you see a cub alone like that is to leave it alone," Ryan said. "The mother has probably gone over the hillside or something, but 99 percent of the time she's going to come back for her cub."
Those who find lost cubs or other animals should contact their local Division of Natural Resources office.
Contact writer Ashley B. Craig at ashley.cr...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4850.