You should consult with a criminal defense attorney, in private. It seems quite likely that this officer performed an illegal search. A person's refusal to consent to search, without more, does not create probable cause of a crime having been committed - if it did, then consent would be meaningless. Don't post any more details here or anywhere else on the internet. Talk to a defense lawyer as soon as you can. If you're approached by the police, the only thing you should say to them is "I don't want to answer any questions, and I'd like to speak to a lawyer, please." Everyone should memorize this phrase, and know to stop talking after saying it.
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Attorney Bodzin has provided you with a sound answer to your post, I urge you to heed his wise words.
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