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Notorious 'speed trap' shutdown; town police disbanded

Stringtown, Okla., made too much money off of traffic citations

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has disbanded the Stringtown Police Department for generating too much of the city’s revenue off of writing traffic tickets, a violation of state law.

Oklahoma's speed trap law requires that cities make less than half their revenue in tickets.

The OHP tells KXII that it will be at least April before Stringtown police are back on patrol.

In the meantime, the OHP and the Atoka County Sheriff's Office are patrolling the town of 410 residents.