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Driver Arrested With Loaded Handgun

December 6th, 2023 by WCBC Radio

On Monday afternoon, a Cumberland Police Officer conducted a traffic stop of a driver using a cell phone while driving.  The operator of the vehicle was identified as Paul Allen Liebig, 71 years old, from Keyser.  While the officer was speaking with Liebig, illegal items in Liebig’s vehicle were observed.  A probable cause search was conducted and the search revealed a loaded handgun in the back seat.  A search of Liebig was conducted and revealed suspected Cocaine in his pocket.  Liebig was transported to the Allegany County Detention Center to await his initial appearance.