Roland's mother said she received a text message from her daughter's phone that said, "hello the owner of this phone Courtney".
Houston police say she was unharmed but she was taken to hospital in an ambulance for observation.
Responding officers found no obvious injuries but arranged for her to be taken to a hospital for evaluation.
They did not, however, reveal the type of medication.
Police are investigating the disappearance of a college football reporter who family and friends say vanished late Saturday after being followed home by a suspicious man.
Roland's roommate told NBC affiliate KPRC that she heard from Roland at about midnight when she sent a text saying she was being followed from a Walgreens by a man in a blue truck, the report said.
Houston Police said they do not suspect foul play.
The journalist's roommate, Autumn Vara, said Ms Roland's vehicle was broken into six weeks ago.
"She seems pretty confused about everything", said Houston Police.
Roland's parents pleaded for information. "I am purchasing an iPad". Roland and her roommate meant to meet up later that day, but she never appeared. A Razorback recruiter wrote on Twitter, "Courtney Roland of Rivals last seen late evening Jan 6th in the Heights". She was driving a '15 Silver Jeep Cherokee Plate HZC7778.
He told the Chronicle: "We don't have too many details right now; we're just happy she's OK". "Episodes can be found on iTunes and PodBean", Courtney Faye Roland also wrote on her website.