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An Oklahoma-based DJ has accused the authorities of racially profiling him.

According to KOCO 5 News, Harvey Miller was driving from his home in Atlanta to his home in Los Angeles when an Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office deputy pulled him over on Interstate 40.

 Police documents showed that he was stopped for not putting on his turn signal a full 100 feet before he changed lanes.

"I was racially profiled. Plain as day. No way around it," Miller said. "He went in with the questions of, 'Where are you going? What's in your car?'

"Then, he asked me can he search my vehicle. No, you can't search my vehicle. What warrants you to search my vehicle?"

When he refused to let them search his car, a K-9 unit was called to the scene, and the dog allegedly alerted cops to the possible presence of narcotics in Miller's car.No drugs were found.

"I've never used drugs. I'm not drinking. I wasn't speeding. I wasn't doing nothing. You have nothing on my except I have money. I'm Black and I have money."

Documents state that deputies found more than $149,000 in cash and claimed the vehicle smelled like marijuana and Miller was arrested on complaints of possession of drug proceeds and possession of a forged counterfeit note after a fake $20 bill was found. 

He released just 12 hours later and Miller wants his money back and his clean record restored.

"I want to be exonerated from all this," Miller said.

The Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office released a statement.

"We absolutely do not racially profile individuals pulled over. The vast majority of the people we pull over are Caucasian. The numbers we see are in line with the makeup of the population of Oklahoma County."

No charges were filed against Miller.