Man faces jail time for trying to return 10,000 nonrefundable cans

A picture taken on September 8, 2011 in Paris shows cans of various sodas. After the French government announced on August 24 to tax these products as part of its austerity plan to reduce the national debt, professionals of the industry contested the measure, last of which the US giant Coca-Cola who suspended a 17 million euro (23.780 million US dollars) investment in France. French President Nicolas Sarkozy insisted on September 7 he was determined to push through a balanced budget amendment called "golden rule" despite reports that he might drop the contested plan. (JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

A picture taken on September 8, 2011 in Paris shows cans of various sodas. After the French government announced on August 24 to tax these products as part of its austerity plan to reduce the national debt, professionals of the industry contested the measure, last of which the US giant Coca-Cola who suspended a 17 million euro (23.780 million US dollars) investment in France. French President Nicolas Sarkozy insisted on September 7 he was determined to push through a balanced budget amendment called "golden rule" despite reports that he might drop the contested plan. (JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

HOWELL, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man who authorities say was trying to return more than 10,000 cans and bottles for 10 cents apiece has pleaded guilty to one count of beverage return of nonrefundable bottles.

The Livingston Daily Press & Argus of Howell reports that Brian Edward Everidge of Columbiaville faces up to five years in prison at his Nov. 3 sentencing.

He entered his plea Friday in Livingston County Circuit Court in Howell.

Authorities have said that Everidge was stopped for speeding April 27 by state police in Livingston County. Inside the truck he was driving were aluminum cans and glass bottles that police were told were from Kentucky.

To legally get a bottle or can refund in Michigan, beverages must be bought in the state.

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