She found used needles on the ground near her home in Denver

named Randi, who has lived in the Alamo Placita neighborhood for 30 years, on homelessness in her neighborhood

DENVER - Randi Bartling isn't sure how to solve Denver's homeless issue.

She lives on Pearl Street, over near Alamo Placita Park.

"I love it here. I'm not leaving. I"m not letting the chase me out of my neighborhood," she says, feet away from a dumpster near here house.

It's not just the idea of homeless people that Bartling is concerned about; she's more worried about finding three used needles on the ground, just beside that dumpster.

"Look how close it is to the dumpster. They left them right there," she says. "Anybody could have stepped on them. An animal. Anyone."

She isn't sure what to do about finding needles in her backyard. She just wants it to change.

Next has shared several perspectives on drug use and Denver's homeless issue. We always welcome new ones, no matter what the opinion is. If you have something to contribute to our conversation, let us know by emailing next@9news.com or with #HeyNext. 

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