Q: if pulled over and drugs found does the cop need to issue a traffic ticket to justify pc
Not necessarily. The only thing that the officer would need to establish would be that he had a reason to suspect that you violated a traffic law. That being said, the search of your vehicle could be challenged, because there is a particular process that the officer would need to follow in order to search your vehicle.
Your best bet is going to be to contact an experienced criminal law attorney to discuss further. Most lawyers on here, myself included, offer free consultations to see how we can help out.
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