Boston Police report arresting Saquan Gorman, 25, and Esau Gorman, 22, Friday afternoon at a Mattapan Square residence on charges of possession of crack with intent to distribute.
Stevan Davis, 37, was also arrested at the residence on a charge of possession of crack with intent to distribute, as well as a charge of possession of heroin, police say.
In 2008, Saquan Davis pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine before he was scheduled to face trial on a more serious charge of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. Last year, Davis appealed his plea because it turned out the drugs had been tested by disgraced state chemist Annie Dookhan, but the Massachusetts Appeals Court rejected his request because she hadn't tested the drugs before he agreed to plead guilty.
Saquan Davis was more successful in 2013, when the appeals court tossed his conviction for a Randolph armed home invasion in 2009. Davis was convicted on the legal theory of "joint venture" because one of the other two men had a gun, but the appeals court ruled the judge had failed to instruct the jury to consider whether Davis knew the guy was armed - a key part of a "joint venture" conviction in such a case.
Esau Gorman was arrested last May on charges he and a pal were selling cocaine in Mattapan Square that they stored in a SpongeBob SquarePants backpack.