Woman sought following drug arrest

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Wood County Crime Stoppers has offered a reward for information on Holly Renee Freeman Hortman, 50, of Mineola.

She was arrested Feb. 25 at EZ Mart in Mineola for possession of drugs in a school zone after canine Juma alerted to drugs.

Hortman confessed to selling 15 pounds of meth in Mineola, Quitman and Alba-Golden over the past six months with a profit of about $12,000, according to Precinct Two Constable Kelly Smith.

Hortman was released from Wood County jail on Feb. 28 on a $100,000 surety bond after being charged with manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance in penalty group one, greater than four grams but less than 200 grams.  

The case has been submitted to the Wood County District Attorney office, and the drug evidence has been sent to the DPS lab. Smith said a half ounce of methamphetamine was seized.

After fleeing the area, thus breaking her bond, Hortman is considered a wanted fugitive and another arrest warrant has been issued.

Smith hopes that Hortman will turn herself in and change the direction of her life.

“Many people we deal with are good people that have made bad decisions. Our goal is to get them the help they need and clean up our community,” says Smith. 

Hortman has prior arrests dating to 2002 with charges including assault, possession of marijuana, theft, arson and unlicensed possession of a firearm by a felon.

In 2013, she was arrested by the Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Office for manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance in penalty group one, greater than four grams but less than 200 grams, and for manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance in penalty group three of less than 28 grams. She was released on a $50,000 surety bond.