Arrest made in underage drinking party

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – An Albuquerque woman admits she had poor judgment when she threw an underage drinking party where a 16-year old girl had to be rushed to the hospital.

Police arrested Melissa Padilla, 37, on Sunday after the girl left the party and became unconscious.

When officers responded to the party near San Ygnacio and 94th Street, they say they found Padilla and at least 30 underage kids who had been drinking. Padilla told the officers that the party got out of hand.

She was arrested and charged with 15 counts each of child abuse and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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