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They can search legally if they have probable cause and a trial judge will almost always find that the officer has probably cause. For example, if they run a dog around your car the dog will always alert. If they don't find anything then they just let you go. If they do find anything then they had probable cause that will hold up in court. If you had drugs on you, which obviously you did, it is highly unlikely you are going to get off on the no probable cause issue. Either cut a deal or hire a private attorney.